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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Gem of a Treasure in the Suburbs

Very nice museum. It will take a couple of hours to view the items and be in awe of the artistic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, United States
Nice little museum, especially for rock hounds

This is a very nice little place--the carved jade collection is especially beautiful to look at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joan D
Chicago, Illinois
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Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house a world class collection of jade and hard-stone cravings along with an interactive Rock and Mineral exhibit that is great for all ages!
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220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
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All reviewsgift shopthe lower levelwell worth the tripgem stonespetrified woodhour visithidden treasuredowntown elmhursttucked awaycouple hoursjade carvingsamazing collectionadults and kidsfossil huntingon displayeducational displaysmineral specimens
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum. It will take a couple of hours to view the items and be in awe of the artistic talent of so many who have taken stones and made them art. The wall art was beyond amazing, you will need 20/20 sight and...More

Thank H2412WUdavida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice little place--the carved jade collection is especially beautiful to look at. One floor is of carved gemstone and ivory pieces of art, including a good variety of Chinese snuff bottles and some neat dioramas of scenes with carved stone animals....More

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I have been here a few times and I love going anytime I'm in the Elmhurst area. It is kind of small and a good way to kill a couple hours, but definitely not an all day thing. However, it is visual overload. I'm no...More

Thank Aziza H
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

If you have ever been to the geological exhibits at the Field museum, you’ll love them, but it’ll feel like nothing compared to the wonders of the Lizzadro Museum. The upstairs area simply blew me away, with everything from intricate Asian sculptures to petrified oak...More

Thank CaptainSerbia
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of gems and lapidary art. Carved animals in their natural settings are a real attraction for children. Quite an impressive collection from all over the world.

1  Thank Mary G
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I am not a big fan of museums, so I hesitated about going to this one. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. It is not a huge museum, so unless you want to read everything in detail, it is an east 90 minute to 2...More

2  Thank OldBob22
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great easy trip to see something real unique in a nice location. Easy to get to and an easy trip. There are some real beautiful exhibits. You can easily spend a few hours or half a day in this museum. My kids loved it. 7,9,13and15....More

1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Wilder Park in the Chicago satellite town of Elmhurst contains two excellent small museums and a greenhouse. The core collection of one, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, was begun in the 1930s by Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr., a hobbyist and collector. In 1962 the...More

1  Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This small museum nestled in a park in the leafy suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois is dedicated to the art of rocks and minerals and is as interesting as it is educational. The upper floor is set aside to display the fact that there really is...More

1  Thank jessengee
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The namesake began collecting jade, ivories and other carvings in the post-WW2 period and eventually assembled this collection. Upstairs is focused on art; downstairs is mineralogy and the gift shop...

2  Thank kevincW4167YP
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Mike S
3 December 2017|
Response from LizzadroMuseum L | Property representative |
We are planning on moving sometime in the fall of 2019