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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Mineral gems

We stopped to visit the Mineral and Lapidary Museum and spent some time viewing the gems and then... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Niagara Falls, New York
Educational and fun

Friendly staff and lots to see. The gift store has very reasonable prices. Buy a geode or... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Kathleen K
Jacksonville, Florida
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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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...More

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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.

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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

Thank vincebell
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,...More

Thank Jacki M
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...More

Thank Randall F
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...More

Thank deedeetoo
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Just happened to walk by and see the sign for this museum. So glad we entered!!! A great "free" museum. Interesting beginning with the fluorescent rock display which shows different rocks under black light and ultraviolet light. Lots of rocks, fossils,and even lucky enough to...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After gem mining earlier in the week, we thought our kids (ages 4 and 8) would enjoy this museum. Although the space is small, it is absolutely packed with gems and fossils, and there's a cool display about gems that fluoresce. My kids each got...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We have passed this place many times without stopping. We had the grand kids with us and decided to look inside. They were mesmerized . . . .and so were we. A great hidden treasure in downtown H'ville. Volunteers were very helpful and the exhibits...More

Thank GregH828
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is free and is the perfect break from the heat. It has a very affordable little gift shop the kids just loved. It was only 10 dollars to crack a geode. Seeing how it is free to get into the museum that was...More

Thank mom4810
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Hours museum open
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