Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Spruce Pine

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  • Glad my husband and I made a visit to this museum. Very informative, many beautiful gemstones and very friendly staff.  more »
  • This was a small, and somewhat educational, museum. Very limited display of minerals. Would recommend stopping by the displays at Grandfather Mountain Park instead.  more »
  • The museum offers a lot of valuable information that explains the formation of the area's minerals and some lovely examples. This is a self guided tour and there is no admission fee. The museum offers...  more »
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  • This little museum, run by the National Park service packs a lot of info into a small building, that is a stone's throw off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This area of the Blue Ridge is known for mining gems and practical minerals like the best silicon in the world. Interesting bookstore with plenty about Blue Ridge geology and history. A great place for stretching your legs and minds with a nice lawn, plenty of parking, and very clean restrooms.
  • I enjoyed looking at the minerals that our great state has. We moved at own pace. Visual & hearing was available to describe the exhibit. The staff was knowledgeable and willing to assist you. If you want to brush up on minerals of NC, I encourage you to stop here.
  • A neat free stop to let the kiddos run. Lots of informative boards. Would stop here again.
  • This is worth a short stop if you are in the area. If you are interested in rocks, minerals and mining in North Carolina then it is worth a slightly longer visit. The museum is small but has a nice display room featuring rock/mineral samples, a history of mining in the area, a small gift shop and nice bathrooms. Outside there are several large rock/mineral samples which are labeled. Our family doesn’t typically like museums but we enjoyed browsing around for about 20-25 minutes, and it’s free! Positives: Nice display of mining and minerals in NC, free, nice bathrooms. Negatives: It’s just a small museum about rocks. :)
  • A good rest stop and interesting displays.
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