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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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Grrat place for rock hounds

This museum has a wonderful collection of fossils, gold from all over the world, crystals, agates... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
5,000+ square feet of rock lover heaven

The Rice family turned their family home into a rock lover's paradise. Display rooms, a rock... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Soulsbyville, California
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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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  • Average2%
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26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank CruiseDirectorAmy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Rice family turned their family home into a rock lover's paradise. Display rooms, a rock hunting pile outside and a nature trail. The garage became the gift shop and at 2pm you can accompany Lisa on the guided tour throughout the museum. Opals, petrified...More

Thank jcochran2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rice museum is an old 2 story house that stores rocks,fossils and petrified wood. The house smells musty and old. They also have a separate building with more rocks right next door. There is so much to look at you can stay for hours....More

Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is small rock and minerals museum.It has very wide range of selection of rocks. good for school kids to learn and it has store where you can buy fun stuff

Thank Taha S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my visit to this museum. I've lived in Hillsboro my whole life but had never been. It was fun and I loved learning. It's surprising how much they fit on the property! My favorite two rooms were the blacklight room and the petrified...More

Thank 14greentrees
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Museum. We really enjoyed it. It's really fascinating and I learned so much. It's much bigger than we thought. You can easily spend a couple of hours. It really is a must see.

Thank Johnellec
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's jaw-dropping to see the diversity of rocks and minerals on display here in what began as a small private collection. You can't even take it all in adequately in one visit. If you have a Washington County Library card you can reserve a "cultural...More

Thank Moe C
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect at this museum. It's in an old house that had been occupied by the owners of this collection. I thought it was quite interesting and probably would not have made a special trip here but in as much as...More

Thank bendeater
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have visited the Natural History Museum at the Smithsonian and the Rock and Mineral Display there - Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals was just as good with some 'specimens' even more fabulous. We were greeted by the Director as we drove in....More

Thank SueinSalem
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went yhere with the grands - ages 11 and 7 and they loved it! All the different rock displays were amazing for all the generations. The Grands liked picking their free rock from the pile to take home. A nice place to explore just outside...More

Thank LivinNow
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