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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
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Educational but not entertaining

This place is ideal for school groups or geologists. It has interesting rocks and crystals but the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rocks, Minerals, & Meteorites, oh my!!

I am crazy about rocks!! What a fabulous place! I spent 2 1/2 hours there and Icould have been... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
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The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“petrified wood” (29 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
“rock hound” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This place is ideal for school groups or geologists. It has interesting rocks and crystals but the entrance price seems excessive.

1  Thank SirenaPdx
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I am crazy about rocks!! What a fabulous place! I spent 2 1/2 hours there and Icould have been there longer. There were also some fossils that were so intriguing !! If you have even a slight interest in rocks you must stop in. There...More

1  Thank 68KAT
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband and I are in to things like this anyway, but we were pleasantly surprised by all of the rocks, petrified wood, gems and minerals here. We spent about an hour looking around and taking pictures. It was definitely worth it-meteors, huge pieces of...More

1  Thank clogan32
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nice meteor collection with detailed explanations. Rocks I've never seen before in many interesting color combinations. Many large items. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the collection, because the museum is not in a major city. I spent 45 minutes at...More

1  Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Went here via a Groupon had enjoyed the heck out of it. I've been meaning to go back again but have been busy. This place is like no other!

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Okay so on our last visit I saw the sign for this rock-mineral museum. Given I am in geology, it peaked my interest, So in June, my Wife and I found the time to hunt the place down---it is in Hillsboro on a road that...More

1  Thank Docster66
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This museum has a wonderful collection of fossils, gold from all over the world, crystals, agates, petrified woods, gems... Also a nice place outside in backyard to picnic if weather permits. There is no cafe. There is a gift shop and youth can also pick...More

1  Thank CruiseDirectorAmy
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The Rice family turned their family home into a rock lover's paradise. Display rooms, a rock hunting pile outside and a nature trail. The garage became the gift shop and at 2pm you can accompany Lisa on the guided tour throughout the museum. Opals, petrified...More

2  Thank jcochran2016
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The Rice museum is an old 2 story house that stores rocks,fossils and petrified wood. The house smells musty and old. They also have a separate building with more rocks right next door. There is so much to look at you can stay for hours....More

1  Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is small rock and minerals museum.It has very wide range of selection of rocks. good for school kids to learn and it has store where you can buy fun stuff

Thank Taha S
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