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Central Point - Crater Rock Museum

2002 Scenic Avenue
541-664-6081

Crater Rock Museum houses the finest displays of rocks, minerals and gems on the West Coast. Exhibits include a collection of world-class minerals, collection of petrified woods, fossils, Native American artifacts, and much more! The museum gift shop is filled with the works of local artists from the Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society. The museum started out as a humble “shack” where locals could visit and perhaps ask about an interesting rock, or to gather around as a group and share “rock hounding” stories. It’s grown a lot since then. In fact, we’ve recently completed our expansion project that began in 2003. The original 5,400 square foot museum is now more than 12,000 square feet, housing community meeting rooms, a larger gift shop, workshop, and exhibit areas. Guided tours are available by appointment. We also offer meeting facilities to house one-time gatherings, or on-going weekly or monthly business sessions.

Mission:

Our mission is to educate and enlighten people of all ages through the study of earth sciences, geology, lapidary, mineralogy, natural history and paleontology by conducting tours, teaching classes, and maintaining museum displays.



Reviews

Erika Wilson

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday 10-4. They offer a wide variety of rocks and crystals from around the country and locally. Lots of rooms with many collections from crystals to petrified wood, dinosaur eggs, arrow heads, and much more. A lot of history is involved in this museum also. It's easy to spend over an hour or more exploring all they have to offer. They also do tours for groups which include slide shows of the local rocks and crystals found in our area and a brief history of how the museum came to be established, including the founders. The tour lasts a little over an hour. Call for details. They have a big gift shop with much to offer. Crystals, jewelry, toys and collectables. Well worth the visit.

virginia Burgess

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Very cool. Beautiful rocks. And much more than meets the eye. Fossils and more

KEL Letvinchuck

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The best little rock shop. Haven't seen all of it yet. I'll be rockin & rolling in soon. Gift shop is beautiful.

Kimberly Zimnoski

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Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
This "gem" is one my all time favorites! So many interesting rocks, fossils, stone carvings. Wonderful history presentations. Something for everyone!

Linda Callahan

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
I really liked this. The people working seem to love the job and neat stuff to see.

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