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Jessica AJuly 20, 2017
In the middle of small towns is this fabulous gem of educational fun for all ages. The entire area is mineral rich, here you can actually learn how mountains contribute to society, how they are formed... more »
MootheartMay 31, 2017
We like to take our visitors to the museum to give a little knowledge of the area and what is mined here. They have interesting displays and it is enjoyable to see what was done in the past all the wa... more »
DonPhyllisMay 15, 2017
Enjoyed this break off the BRP. A nice little gift shop include a small museum full of informative facts. The staff was friendly and enjoyed our break from the parkway more »
Karen WarrickJune 25, 2017
Very educational. A great little gem for the rock enthusiasts. Very hands on for the younger crowd.
Jeff TaylorDecember 30, 2016
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. :)
John GrossMarch 10, 2017
Great place to learn about the history of NC geology. Great for kids, but informative for inquisitive adults, as well. Very friendly staff.
R&B H.June 13, 2017
Excellent learning experience. Take the kids and grandkids.
Keelan CookSeptember 24, 2016
Odd little place out in there middle of nowhere, but it is a really neat museum for the kids... Or if you like rocks. If your driving through the area, it's a fun distraction for a little while. Some pretty thorough exhibits inside on minerals and basic geologic info on NC.
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