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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351
+1 503-647-2418
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Rock of ages

Such a cool place. A bit pricey at $10 a head, but they have some pretty amazing specimens and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TravelinMan020
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Sacramento, California
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IMPRESSED!

Four of us went from ages 60-95 and we all walked away amazed and impressed. I have lived... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mel L
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Portland, Oregon
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“petrified wood” (30 reviews)
“rice” (34 reviews)
“rock hound” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351
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+1 503-647-2418
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"on display"
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"hidden treasure"
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"oregon state"
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"rock lover"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cool place. A bit pricey at $10 a head, but they have some pretty amazing specimens and a really cool gift shop with a good price spectrum. To us, it rivals the Smithsonian collection in Washington D.C., albeit sans the Hope diamond and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went from ages 60-95 and we all walked away amazed and impressed. I have lived near/driven by this Museum for over 30 years. Who knew rocks and minerals could be so spectacular! We only stayed an hour as the 95 year old...More

Thank Mel L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are rocks that glow in the dark, rocks from all over the world, fossils and all manner of lovely things in the gift shop. There is a outdoor picnic area with a place where kids can pick a free rock! pretty cool.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 4 hours walking through and want to go again. I wish we could take pictures. So many cool rocks!

Thank Donnie H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Never cared about rocks? You will after viewing the huge rock and mineral collection at the Rice Museum. And it's housed in the ultimate Mid-Century abode.

1  Thank sandyldavis
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was well worth the visit -- a place we'd known about for years before finally getting around to seeing it. We had no idea there was so much to see here! I don't know what I enjoyed more: the fossils and rocks, or the...More

1  Thank Leebot
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The owners are very thorough and knowledgeable. They also gave each student a gem souvenir. every young rock enthusiastic should go there

Thank Paulette R
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I finally got around to checking out the Rice Museum, after years of thinking about it. I was pleasantly surprised at how big it is and how extensive and informative the displays are.

Thank ArtBreaker9
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have seen rock and mineral displays at a lot of major museums and the Rice leaves them all in the dust. If you are in the area and have a couple of hours, very much worth the effort!

1  Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My grandson loves this place. He picks out rocks from the big pile outside, and some polished ones from the gift shop. There are displays of every kind of rocks, even gems and ones that glow. Everyone in the family enjoyed it.

1  Thank judy426
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