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 »
  • A neat free stop to let the kiddos run. Lots of informative boards. Would stop here again.
  • Good information. GREAT interactive exhibitions
  • Small but packed with interesting displays of local minerals/gems and historical facts. Note - bring an interest in minerals as that is the focus of 95% of the exhibits.
  • It was very interesting. They was have some sort of history fair very cool
  • 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. :)

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