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Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum

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Great learning experience

This is a fun place for the whole family. So much to see and so much to learn. There are... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Fallbrook, California
Great Museum in Small Space!

The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum is a wonderful surprise to find in this small village. It has... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
Fallbrook, California
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123 W Alvarado St, Fallbrook, CA 92028-2069
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

This is a fun place for the whole family. So much to see and so much to learn. There are restaurants and bars nearby and the library is across the street.

Thank FallbrookNeighbor
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum is a wonderful surprise to find in this small village. It has minerals and fossils from around the world with special emphasis on the mining history of San Diego county. It's wonderful to see these natural treasures and amazing...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

I am a rock collector so I will try and visit this gem of a museum as often as possible. This past Sunday they had a Gem and Mineral Event which was terrific. Many vendors with grat rocks and jewelry makers with beautiful ly crafted...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The recent visit to this local Museum surprised our group of friends. The rock & gem displays were excellent. Lots of interesting things to learn about what's under foot in our region. Volunteers were friendly and quite knowledgeable.

Thank buckozFallbrook_CA
Reviewed August 15, 2016

A small gem museum, it's located in the small community of Fallbrook, which is about an hour north of San Diego, and next to USMC Camp Pendleton. The museum itself is tiny. Like, really small. Almost smaller than some of the gems displayed (lol). The...More

Thank Frank O
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This museum is very small. They have a variety of local found specimens of rocks and gemstones. Some cool big fossils of local prehistoric animals. There's a black light room in the back and one of the old time miners that were there sharing information...More

1  Thank LiveForNow2013
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Are you into rocks and gems. This is the place for you. Stop in the people here are super nice. Learn a little about gems and minerals.

Thank jonarbel
Reviewed September 29, 2015

This museum has one of the best collections of San Diego County minerals. Amazing international minerals also. This is truly a mineral museum - very few carved or faceted gemstones. The children's area is fantastic and the docents are so accommodating telling stories about the...More

Thank SanDiegobirdlady
Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Gem and Mineral Museum has so much to offer anyone that is interested in Gems and Minerals. They have gems from all over the world and provide a good description of all the items so one can understand the historical values.

Thank fluevano
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Not only is the exhibit a gift, we were entertained with a chat with both the curator, an experienced miner, and the docent. Well worth the stop

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Iveth S
February 27, 2018|
Response from Purdida | Reviewed this property |
It's free. It's a 100% volunteer organization whose objection to educate children and adults about minerals and fossils, especially those from the San Diego region.