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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Always a fun time

A very small museum, but many minerals and fossils to view. The best part are the geodes. You... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
via mobile
Great for adults and kids!

One of the favorite places we have to take young visitors. They love the geode cracking exhibit... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A very small museum, but many minerals and fossils to view. The best part are the geodes. You purchase one and they'll crack it open for you. Each one is mystery treasure. Doesn't take long to tour, no entrance fees, donations accepted.

Thank Queenwondergirl
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the favorite places we have to take young visitors. They love the geode cracking exhibit. Adults love the huge amethyst. Museum is very educationa too.

Thank greenham101
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Took our 4.5 year old son for the first time who is a rock lover. We had an enjoyable time! Volunteers/employees where very friendly and informative. Lots of beautiful specimens. Only down side was that is was pretty small and not very child friendly over...More

1  Thank lisanicoles
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Educational and beautiful specimens of rocks, gems, meteorites. Suprising quality for a small town museum. The building itself is interesting, outside clock is Classic. Gift shop and learned interpreters.

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This little museum is free but has an informative and a variety of displays. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. It is located on a quaint main street wtih shopping and restaurants.

1  Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It was only my family visiting. The staff took the time with my family and scored major brownie points with my 6 year old son by showing him fossilized dino poo. I could spent much more time in this hidden gem. The kids loved the...More

Thank GATravelMomma
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This free museum has an amazing selection of minerals and fossils. Many of the specimens were collected locally.

1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When you arrive at the museum the first thing you do is to look at a lighted presentation of the wonder of minerals and gems. This show was fascinating and informative. I really enjoyed it, Then you can tour the museum that is filled with...More

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this little museum on Main Street. They have nice displays of local and international minerals, fossils, coral, & jewelry When we first went in, we viewed a black light display of fluorescent rocks that we all enjoyed. We also purchased a geode which...More

1  Thank Roger W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family and I have been here many times before and wanted to share this with friends. It is free and just down some stairs from the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville. There are many displays of stones and the staff love to interact with youngsters....More

2  Thank jazzydays
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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