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Mineral & Lapidary Museum
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

There is a down stairway to the museum. It is a small museum worth seeing. Our time allotted was 1/2 hr.
The museum shows fossils of Mastodon, fish, shells & more. They show minerals which light up when giving lightening. Very interesting and beautiful.
The volunteers are so helpful explaining the different gems and minerals.
We watched a family of 3 children’s open up geode by cracking them and seeing inside for the first time; to geode-cracking is very small fee and a souvenir to remember.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent education museum for young kids. Our grands loved the exhibits. And the volunteers were excellent with the kids. Highly recommend

Thank Bk5098
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve taken several families here and it’s always a hit. Cracking a geode ($$) is always a exciting things for the kids. Lots of unusual rocks, minerals and fossils. Large fossilized dinosaur egg can be touched. Gift shop too but not required. Also a good cool stop on a hot day.

Thank Zenblaster
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is small and tended by local lapidary enthusiasts. They know what they’re talking about and can direct you to rock and mineral mines in the area. They also have geodes for purchase and will split them for you. So much fun to see the amazing crystals inside ordinary looking rocks. It’s a quick visit and is free, located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Hendersonville.

Thank SouthernGardener
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Has the feel of an individual endeavor to educate people about geology but is very nice. It is located in the basement but easy to access. Lots of exhibits, from a few dinosaur bones to meteorites. Something to hold nearly anyone interests. Admissions is free, though there is a donation box. There are several samples for sale as well.

Thank williamo126
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