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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

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Address: 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
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Rocks in my head

Quietly tucked away and quite a treasure full of crystals, rocks and lapidary displays. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have a geode split there for free! Just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Sedona, Arizona
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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Quietly tucked away and quite a treasure full of crystals, rocks and lapidary displays. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have a geode split there for free! Just a silly opportunity, off the beaten path and all for fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love this place.. Just a little hole in the wall from off the sidewalk but one can learn a great deal from the friendly staff and the displays, One can purchase a geode to crack and take home and view the various gemstones from the area and from around the world. Many can be purchased - some are just... More 

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North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Wow! This little basement hide away is fantastic. Go check out their black light gem display. Amazing. They also have lots of mineral and fossil specimens and the staff is very knowledgable

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Thank Daryl W
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lots of rock specimens to enjoy, along with very knowledgeable staff. It is a place you will want to return to.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stopped to visit the Mineral and Lapidary Museum and spent some time viewing the gems and then picked out and purchased a geode to be split to see the beauty inside. Hint: pick a light one as the weight will indicate if the geode is hollow and you can see the beauty of the crystals inside.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and lots to see. The gift store has very reasonable prices. Buy a geode or fossilized remains. I love this place.

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Inman, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very interesting, if you are into rocks. Very friendly staff, worth the little money paid. Very educational.

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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My entire family (kids, grandkids) love to visit this little museum. They have a black light area that shows how different gems and minerals react to ultra violet light, plus you can purchase geodes that they will cut open for you. Lots of rocks, gems, fossils and minerals. Very educational, too.

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Thank Jacki M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hendersonville has a terrific Main Street and the Mineral and Lapidary Museum is a must see. Free admission and a wonderful cool refuge from the summer heat. The staff is very friendly and they have geodes on hand to buy and crack open all the time. My grandkids love it and they also have great mineral samples on display as... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The Mineral & Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville is a great small museum if you are into rocks & fossils. It is a one-room museum, but it has a great display on fluorescence, a nice Dino fossil, and some beautiful examples of rocks from across the world. You can even buy a really high-quality geode and they will crack it for... More 

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