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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
+1 630-833-1616
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Hidden "Gem" for Adults and Kids

I have been here a few times and I love going anytime I'm in the Elmhurst area. It is kind of small... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aziza H
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rocking out at the Museum

If you have ever been to the geological exhibits at the Field museum, you’ll love them, but it’ll... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
CaptainSerbia
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Batavia, Illinois
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Our Museum is dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stone. We house a world class collection of jade and hard-stone cravings along with an interactive Rock and Mineral exhibit that is great for all ages!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
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220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3351
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"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"the lower level"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"gem stones"
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"amazing collection"
in 3 reviews
"petrified wood"
in 4 reviews
"hour visit"
in 2 reviews
"hidden treasure"
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"couple hours"
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"downtown elmhurst"
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"chicago suburbs"
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"tucked away"
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"jade carvings"
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"adults and kids"
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"take pictures"
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"fossil hunting"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and I love going anytime I'm in the Elmhurst area. It is kind of small and a good way to kill a couple hours, but definitely not an all day thing. However, it is visual overload. I'm no...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

If you have ever been to the geological exhibits at the Field museum, you’ll love them, but it’ll feel like nothing compared to the wonders of the Lizzadro Museum. The upstairs area simply blew me away, with everything from intricate Asian sculptures to petrified oak...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of gems and lapidary art. Carved animals in their natural settings are a real attraction for children. Quite an impressive collection from all over the world.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I am not a big fan of museums, so I hesitated about going to this one. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. It is not a huge museum, so unless you want to read everything in detail, it is an east 90 minute to 2...More

2  Thank OldBob22
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great easy trip to see something real unique in a nice location. Easy to get to and an easy trip. There are some real beautiful exhibits. You can easily spend a few hours or half a day in this museum. My kids loved it. 7,9,13and15....More

1  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Wilder Park in the Chicago satellite town of Elmhurst contains two excellent small museums and a greenhouse. The core collection of one, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, was begun in the 1930s by Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr., a hobbyist and collector. In 1962 the...More

1  Thank NikaJunie
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This small museum nestled in a park in the leafy suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois is dedicated to the art of rocks and minerals and is as interesting as it is educational. The upper floor is set aside to display the fact that there really is...More

1  Thank jessengee
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The namesake began collecting jade, ivories and other carvings in the post-WW2 period and eventually assembled this collection. Upstairs is focused on art; downstairs is mineralogy and the gift shop...

2  Thank kevincW4167YP
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A little haven on such prettiness and interesting displays. Worth a look. A great gift shop too. Staff extremely friendly and helpful.

1  Thank never4ever2
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went with a family member to this museum. The top level has many priceless and rare jade carvings. Also quartz and gem stones were displayed. Everything was interesting and beautiful. Lower level had videos to watch and educational displays such as where crystals and fossils...More

1  Thank GrandmaLChicagoArea
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Mike S
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We are planning on moving sometime in the fall of 2019
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