Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Spruce Pine

#28 of 51 in Museums in North Carolina Mountains
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  • July 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 »
  • May 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 »
  • May 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 »
  • June 25, 2017
    Very educational. A great little gem for the rock enthusiasts. Very hands on for the younger crowd.
  • December 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. :)
  • March 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.
  • June 13, 2017
    Excellent learning experience. Take the kids and grandkids.
  • September 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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