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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Cute little museum

As a family, we all appreciate gems and minerals. This little museum, which has free admission... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mario M
Miramar, Florida
Lovely little museum especially if you like rocks!

Came here during the Apple Festival and enjoyed looking at their rocks. They have a very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
columbia sc
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family, we all appreciate gems and minerals. This little museum, which has free admission (although donations or purchases are welcome) is worth the visit. The museum had beautiful displays of minerals...our favorites were the iridescent minerals display. They also have some beautiful items...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here during the Apple Festival and enjoyed looking at their rocks. They have a very nice selection of gemstones and geodes. It is free admission and takes about 45 minutes to an hour to go through the museum. Beautiful specimens and nicely laid out.

Thank magjek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My children love coming here everytime we visit Hendersonville. Watching the fluorescence display and speech is totally cool. If there aren't people waiting, we like to watch it twice. Great fundraising gift shop and my children always got to buy a new rock or two...More

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Loads of interesting items.. and the entrance is only a donation. Well worth a look! It's right on the main strip in town so parking is relatively easy too.

Thank Cain P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I found their displays and their answers to my questions very interesting. I could see the benefit to young minds which could be a path to a better understanding of our world.

Thank David D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I happened to make a random visit just to see what types of items were displayed and ended up spending over 1 hour reviewing the excellent collections of gems, many of them cut and polished. There were also collections of various fossils and Native American...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Found this treasure passing through town. A really great experience. Interesting things for all ages. Only drawback, small.

Thank sundiskred
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A very excellent collection of different stone and rocks. There is much to see and learn as you walk through. The gift shop is very reasonable.

1  Thank Greg F
Reviewed 19 July 2017

They have some beautiful rocks and crystals. The volunteers had a lot of information to share. The kids liked picking a rock, which they then were taught to crack open to reveal the crystals inside.

1  Thank MIAmamamia
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Museum has a lot of interesting minerals and fossils to look at. Staff was friendly and informative. Great place to stop in.

1  Thank Trudy M
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2 April 2015|
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Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
When you are in doubt, you can always google MINERAL & LAPIDARY MUSEUM to find the hours, special closings, phone numbers, directions, etc. Wednesday-Friday 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed... More