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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
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An Interesting Place for Young and Old

I finally got around to checking out the Rice Museum, after years of thinking about it. I was... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
ArtBreaker9
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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Great - Even If You Do Not Like Rocks

I have seen rock and mineral displays at a lot of major museums and the Rice leaves them all in the... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Bob R
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Hillsboro, 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.
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“petrified wood” (29 reviews)
“rice” (20 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
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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This place is ideal for school groups or geologists. It has interesting rocks and crystals but the entrance price seems excessive.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I am crazy about rocks!! What a fabulous place! I spent 2 1/2 hours there and Icould have been there longer. There were also some fossils that were so intriguing !! If you have even a slight interest in rocks you must stop in. There...More

1  Thank 68KAT
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband and I are in to things like this anyway, but we were pleasantly surprised by all of the rocks, petrified wood, gems and minerals here. We spent about an hour looking around and taking pictures. It was definitely worth it-meteors, huge pieces of...More

1  Thank clogan32
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nice meteor collection with detailed explanations. Rocks I've never seen before in many interesting color combinations. Many large items. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the collection, because the museum is not in a major city. I spent 45 minutes at...More

1  Thank Cynthia F
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Went here via a Groupon had enjoyed the heck out of it. I've been meaning to go back again but have been busy. This place is like no other!

1  Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Okay so on our last visit I saw the sign for this rock-mineral museum. Given I am in geology, it peaked my interest, So in June, my Wife and I found the time to hunt the place down---it is in Hillsboro on a road that...More

1  Thank Docster66
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This museum has a wonderful collection of fossils, gold from all over the world, crystals, agates, petrified woods, gems... Also a nice place outside in backyard to picnic if weather permits. There is no cafe. There is a gift shop and youth can also pick...More

1  Thank CruiseDirectorAmy
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