Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Spruce Pine

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  • 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 »
  • Don't need to spend a lot of time but very interesting exhibits about the minerals found in this area and outside as well. Easy stopover while traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway.  more »
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  • Very educational. A great little gem for the rock enthusiasts. Very hands on for the younger crowd.
  • 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. :)
  • Great place to learn about the history of NC geology. Great for kids, but informative for inquisitive adults, as well. Very friendly staff.
  • Excellent learning experience. Take the kids and grandkids.
  • 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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