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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
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Absolute blast!

Went here via a Groupon had enjoyed the heck out of it. I've been meaning to go back again but have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashley M
via mobile
Fun, Out-of -the-Way Museum

Okay so on our last visit I saw the sign for this rock-mineral museum. Given I am in geology, it... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here via a Groupon had enjoyed the heck out of it. I've been meaning to go back again but have been busy. This place is like no other!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Okay so on our last visit I saw the sign for this rock-mineral museum. Given I am in geology, it peaked my interest, So in June, my Wife and I found the time to hunt the place down---it is in Hillsboro on a road that...More

Thank Docster66
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This museum has a wonderful collection of fossils, gold from all over the world, crystals, agates, petrified woods, gems... Also a nice place outside in backyard to picnic if weather permits. There is no cafe. There is a gift shop and youth can also pick...More

Thank CruiseDirectorAmy
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Rice family turned their family home into a rock lover's paradise. Display rooms, a rock hunting pile outside and a nature trail. The garage became the gift shop and at 2pm you can accompany Lisa on the guided tour throughout the museum. Opals, petrified...More

1  Thank jcochran2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The Rice museum is an old 2 story house that stores rocks,fossils and petrified wood. The house smells musty and old. They also have a separate building with more rocks right next door. There is so much to look at you can stay for hours....More

1  Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is small rock and minerals museum.It has very wide range of selection of rocks. good for school kids to learn and it has store where you can buy fun stuff

Thank Taha S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I loved my visit to this museum. I've lived in Hillsboro my whole life but had never been. It was fun and I loved learning. It's surprising how much they fit on the property! My favorite two rooms were the blacklight room and the petrified...More

Thank 14greentrees
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great Museum. We really enjoyed it. It's really fascinating and I learned so much. It's much bigger than we thought. You can easily spend a couple of hours. It really is a must see.

Thank Johnellec
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It's jaw-dropping to see the diversity of rocks and minerals on display here in what began as a small private collection. You can't even take it all in adequately in one visit. If you have a Washington County Library card you can reserve a "cultural...More

Thank Moe C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect at this museum. It's in an old house that had been occupied by the owners of this collection. I thought it was quite interesting and probably would not have made a special trip here but in as much as...More

Thank bendeater
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