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The Shops at Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
+1 860-443-4367
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We discovered this place a year ago and just took our second trip. Kids (age 11 and 10) love mining... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cmitchell124
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Orlando, Florida
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Awesome

Great collection of unusual gifts. The Gem stones are amazing to look at and also browse for gifts... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Cath430
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Shelton, Connecticut
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With over 10,000 sq. ft. of unique treasures from all over the world, The SHOPS at Nature's Art Village has evolved into a collection of six unique shops in one convenient stop. Always a treasure trove for the fossil and mineral enthusiast, The SHOPS now includes the region's largest source for beading supplies and findings,a huge toy shop, a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry and much more!
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1650 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1715
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this place a year ago and just took our second trip. Kids (age 11 and 10) love mining for gold and finding gems in the mine, then looking up what gems they found. My oldest was not too into that though. He went...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Great collection of unusual gifts. The Gem stones are amazing to look at and also browse for gifts. Staff very friendly and knowlegeable

Thank Cath430
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Shops at Nature’s Art Village is a wonderful place to stop and have a mooch about. They have all kinds of polished stones for sale, dinosaur and fossils (a dinosaur skeleton for $99,000), candles, stuffed animals, games, jewelry, beads, incense, essential oils, everything. They...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a snowy afternoon right after Christmas. Beautiful store to purchase individual and strung beads, gemstones, and supplies for making jewelry. Also stunning jewelry to purchase. A nice gift/craft kit area for children and the shop with all of the fossils, gemstones, and...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I have been here many times and just love it. The prices are very reasonable and the people are so helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I am very interested in crystals and minerals and buying online is fine but I really wanted to see the pieces in person before spending money. I read this place had a large selection and decided to make the trip. Wow, what a neat spot!...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Bead Shop at Nature's Art is an oasis for beaders. The inventory is incredible with something for every price range. The real treasure at the shop is Donna. I've sought her opinion on many things over the years. This week, I had a "bead...More

Thank Zita C
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Let me just start off by saying I've been driving past this place my whole life and today was the day I finally decided to stop in. Wow, what a GEM. My boyfriend and I have taken an interest to crystals, rocks, and unique jewelry....More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The antique shop was very large with a wide variety of items from art to machinery and everything in between. Took 2 hours to look at and evaluate everything. The cafe next door was very convenient and the food was simple but tasty.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Joe and I stopped at The Shops at Nature's Art Village as a spur-of-the-moment idea on our way to SailFest. Donna helped us put together a really fun necklace. She was personable, informative and really friendly. It was a great experience!!! I have never seen...More

1  Thank Jackie-and-Joe2017
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