The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals has earned a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor and is rated the #1 attraction in Hillsboro. Read the reviews on TripAdvisor to find out why, out of 52 things to see and do in Hillsboro, they said:
“You absolutely need to take time to see this museum if you are in the Portland area.”
Visitors were impressed with the “unbelievable collection and friendly staff,” and said it’s “perfect for all members of the family.”
Our group of six visited here because two of us are very interested in rocks and minerals. Well, it turned out to be a trip favorite for everyone. The collection is simply amazing and very well displayed. The history and architecture of the house are interesting as well. The staff was very welcoming and the grounds are beautiful, with some local wildlife making appearances. It’s hard to describe how surprisingly fascinating this place turns out to be.
Like many of us rock lovers, we have families who tolerate our enthusiasm. Read this from “maxpaste:”
Being the only rockhound in the family, my suggestion of visiting this museum was greeted with a healthy bit of skepticism by the family. However, when we were done everyone agreed it was well worth the stop. This is an amazing collection of rocks and minerals. In fact I can’t recall another museum I have visited that contained anything close to this. The fact that it’s all maintained in a house from the 1950s adds to the charm. We spent an hour here, which was the right amount of time for non-rockhounds. I could have spent another hour.
Better yet, come visit the museum and see for yourself!