Richardson's Rock Ranch, Madras

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  • Arrived at the rock ranch on a warm day. Had my dogs in the vehicle and looking for a shady place to park. There was shade on a lawn area in which a trailer and another vehicle were parked. We parked ...  more »
  • Wouldn't have thought it but is so much fun to dig up these treasures. Worth having them cut open. Took my daughter out here and at 6yrs old she had a blast digging up rocks and picking which ones to ...  more »
  • After visiting the Lava Caves in Bend, the Park Ranger recommended digging for thunder eggs. Calling before going is recommended to see if they are open and last available time people are allowed to e...  more »
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  • This place was really cool. It's fun just driving to the dig site. We brought our three boys, one of them is an autistic 16yr old so we weren't quite sure if he or the other two would really like it. They really did. It was fun digging up their own thunder eggs. It was little hard, but we'll worth the effort to see the boys playing in the dirt. I would suggest maybe gloves as the dirt has a lot of small sharp rocks. It was an awesome day for under $60 includiing buying other rocks and trinkets.
  • A great experience getting dirty and finding treasures. Huge assortment of raw and polished stones and fossils. Expect a "dad joke" or two from the owners. Expect to get dirty! Best to bring a change of clothes and footwear! Also water to drink. Get there early in the day if you want your stones cut. We started in town and picked ours up the next day. Lots of Pokestops/gyms in Madras, if you're so inclined.
  • This place ROCKS!!! seriously. ROCKS from all over the world land here. They have a small museum/display area where there are some pretty cool rocks and fossils. There is a line of tumblers and lapidary equipment for purchase. Out side surrounding the main bldg ther is even more rocks for sale. When I say surrounding.......I am talking about what I would guess to be at least a half acre of cool rocks,gems and of course local thundereggs!
  • This is a great place to take the family and go rock hounding. Next time I will bring bigger tools as the thundereggs are a little harder to get than originally thought. Fun for kids of all ages!
  • This place is AMAZING! If you like rocks, or if you just like searching for treasure, this is the place to be. It was sooooo worth the drive!
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