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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

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Address: 26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number:
+1 503-647-2418
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 13:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class...

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.

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Interesting and fun for all ages

I have been here twice and really enjoy it. They have a great selection of rocks, minerals and stones. It's so fun to see all the displays and the glowing room especially

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lisa T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here twice and really enjoy it. They have a great selection of rocks, minerals and stones. It's so fun to see all the displays and the glowing room especially

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is fun for all ages. It's educational and fun to see so many different rocks etc.. under one location. We love the glowing room. We've been here several times when our kids at all ages growing up and it never gets old!

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Thank LoriHering
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a couple times - once with my kids (a HUGE HIT) and once to officiate a wedding on the grounds. Amazing place, great staff that is very knowledgeable about the rocks and geology, and beautiful grounds!! Would highly recommend especially if your trying to get your kids to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of our earth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you are a rock hound, this is your heaven! The variety and displays of minerals and stones are amazing and GORGEOUS!

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Thank Auzadeh H
Portland OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I don't know much about rocks but visited this place with a geology major and museum buff, who was absolutely fascinated, and I not only learned a lot but want to return. It's an amazing collection and will be fun to share with more out of town visitors in the future.

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Thank DonnaPortlandOR
Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend is a geology nerd, so when this place popped up it was impossible to pass up. First, the staff is very friendly and always make you feel welcome. Second, the variety and sheer number of specimens on display is astounding. Plus they're all so remarkably well kept it's impossible to not take a picture or two. (I took... More 

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Thank Yalestay
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Absolutely fantastic collection of rocks, minerals, petrified wood, fossils and more from all around the world.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was an great surprise. It is a little difficult to get to and may want to follow your GPS. But the home, museum and history of this place is really amazing.

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Thank td397
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I brought my father (a former rock hound and geo-chemist) here because I thought he might enjoy it. Turned out I liked it just as much! Beautiful and educational displays, so much to see! Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Doing the self-guided tour was nice because you can go quickly through some of the areas and take your time in others. I... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Visited here with visitor from UK. Expected a small shed - not the beautiful house that is the museum. Collection of rocks, crystals and polished wood is breathtakingly beautiful. A must see for future visitors.

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