The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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Museum of North Carolina Minerals

   The Museum of North Carolina Minerals opened in 1956 as a joint project between the National Park Service and the North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development and displays of more than 300 varieties of minerals found in North Carolina.  Renovated in 2002, the museum also has numerous Interpretative exhibits and a gift shop.

Website: Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Milepost 331 Blue Ridge Parkway, East of Asheville
Distance: 1-1 hours
Address: Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 331
Telephone: 828-765-2761
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday, early May through October
Fees: None
Allow: 1-2 hours
Nearby: Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell State Park, Pisgah National Forest
Directions: Take Blue Ridge Parkway north out of Asheville to Milepost 331 

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