Museum of North Carolina Minerals

79 Parkway Maintenance Rd.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777- Map It
(828) 765-2761

AAA Editor Notes

Museum of North Carolina Minerals, at Milepost 331 on SR 226, 5 mi. s. of Spruce Pine, N.C., has interactive displays about the region's rocks, gems and minerals. Exhibits also describe the local mining industry. The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is inside the museum. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.