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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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A learning place

They have great displays and s knowledge staff. I learned a lot of new things. I watched a geode... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Ocala, Florida
via mobile
Gem of a time!

Displays replicate various gems in their natural environment. Crack a geode while you're there... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

They have great displays and s knowledge staff. I learned a lot of new things. I watched a geode being cut open.

Thank Divepatches
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Displays replicate various gems in their natural environment. Crack a geode while you're there, it's fun! Handmade jewelry also which I can never resist. The building is located in a historic building so that adds to the atmosphere.

Thank glassangeld
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Quietly tucked away and quite a treasure full of crystals, rocks and lapidary displays. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have a geode split there for free! Just a silly opportunity, off the beaten path and all for fun.

Thank bluefairyboss
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love this place.. Just a little hole in the wall from off the sidewalk but one can learn a great deal from the friendly staff and the displays, One can purchase a geode to crack and take home and view the various gemstones from...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wow! This little basement hide away is fantastic. Go check out their black light gem display. Amazing. They also have lots of mineral and fossil specimens and the staff is very knowledgable

Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lots of rock specimens to enjoy, along with very knowledgeable staff. It is a place you will want to return to.

Thank marshaandgarry
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stopped to visit the Mineral and Lapidary Museum and spent some time viewing the gems and then picked out and purchased a geode to be split to see the beauty inside. Hint: pick a light one as the weight will indicate if the geode...More

1  Thank RLU818
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and lots to see. The gift store has very reasonable prices. Buy a geode or fossilized remains. I love this place.

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very interesting, if you are into rocks. Very friendly staff, worth the little money paid. Very educational.

Thank vincebell
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My entire family (kids, grandkids) love to visit this little museum. They have a black light area that shows how different gems and minerals react to ultra violet light, plus you can purchase geodes that they will cut open for you. Lots of rocks, gems,...More

Thank Jacki M
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2 April 2015|
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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