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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Small, Free, Interesting

This museum is small and tended by local lapidary enthusiasts. They know what they’re talking about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SouthernGardener
via mobile
Really special

Has the feel of an individual endeavor to educate people about geology but is very nice. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William O
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
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+1 828-698-1977
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"black light"
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"donations accepted"
in 5 reviews
"hidden treasure"
in 5 reviews
"main street"
in 10 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 4 reviews
"great souvenir"
in 2 reviews
"free admission"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"gems and minerals"
in 5 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"few dollars"
in 2 reviews
"available for purchase"
in 3 reviews
"downtown hendersonville"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 7 reviews
"great for kids"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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,...More

Thank William O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at all that was in this little museum, I wouldn't make the trip just to come see this mus. But definitely if you happen to be strolling down the street here check it out, the little show when you first go...More

Thank Troy803
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go here at least once a year and am always greeted with kindness and happy, smiling faces. The jewelry is very affordable and handmaid. I love this place and will return every year.

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

After doing the prospecting thing, we had to see the value of the finds we had. Very interesting and it has set the course for the kid's new hobby!!

Thank Eric J
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Neat little museum with helpful folks running it. They were great with kids (and adults)! Don't miss the fluorescence area when you first walk in. Call and confirm they are open before going.

Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Small museum with enthusiastic, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Nice exhibits and my wife purchased a great geode for gifts. The staff helped her crack it and then described the contents so that you learned something about them as well. Educational and fun stop!

Thank tombigbee82
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The museum is downstairs off the main street in Hendersonville. It was really awesome what they pack into the small are the museum is housed in. Great for kids. The display with the luminescent rocks was amazing. So glad we stumbled across this place.

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Even though this is a very small museum, There are some very interesting displays. The museum has some stunning pieces. All in tears were available to provide additional background information and context about the acquisition of some of the items on display. It’s a good...More

Thank Consultcinda
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great little museum. Displays are very nice with a good variety of gems, geodes, and minerals. Donations and purchases are appreciated and keep the doors open.

Thank FlorenceCanaday
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dirttrackjim
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
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