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Mineral & Lapidary Museum

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

There is no cost for the museum. Lots of displays of mierals, geodes, etc. as well as items... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
Great place to learn about the area and mining gems.

Learned a lot and had some great conversations. And you must visit next door, TRIBAL TRENDS. The... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4901
+1 828-698-1977
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is no cost for the museum. Lots of displays of mierals, geodes, etc. as well as items mounted by local craftsman for purchase. You can also purchase geodes for $10-$35 and they will crack them for you and provide display stands - a great...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Learned a lot and had some great conversations. And you must visit next door, TRIBAL TRENDS. The owner knows all the chemical and metaphysical properties of gems and crystals. The info on the healing properties of stones was amazing!!

Thank islandtinkerbell
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Interesting display of fluorescent stones. Focus on stones local to NC, though not exclusively. Attendant/ guide was informative and helpful

Thank Jules S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This museum is free and well worth the time especially, if you have young kids, plenty of displays and knowledgeable volunteers.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 29 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 14 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 15 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
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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