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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.
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220 S Cottage Hill Ave Elmhurst, IL 60126
220 South Cottage Hill AvenueUSIllinoisElmhurst60126
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Museum specializing in fine jade, gemstone & mineral carvings, plus educational geology exhibits.- Google
"This museum is a great place to spend an hour."
"My entire family loves going here a few times per year."
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Cara Dailey
3 months ago
Unexpected delight. The museum has an interesting collection of gemstone art above ground, and a educational exhibit below ground. The security guard is awesome and made sure we didn't miss the fact that the paintings on the walls were in fact not paintings, but collages made with pieces of stone! We would have totally overlooked the incredible artistry if he hadn't pointed them out, calling attention to the detail in a few where the joins were more visible. It was a really interesting collection with everything from traditional jade carvings to dioramas with realistic baby robins and a slice of petrified wood turned into a giant butterfly. Some of the examples of gemstones on the lower level appeared to be as fine examples of art just from being sliced and polished. Really beautiful examples are on display at the gem of a museum.
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Kate Guarna
4 weeks ago
This museum is a great place to spend an hour. It's a real... hidden gem. They have an excellent collection of jade sculptures, mosaics, and dioramas. Downstairs is very educational with displays about geology and the different kinds of gemstones. Highly recommended!
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April Poppei
a month ago
My entire family loves going here a few times per year. It can be hard to find a place where teens are excited to go with their parents, but this is one of those places! Gems, stones, and beautiful artwork made from them.
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Jane Thorne
10 months ago
One of my first true friends was the daughter of the founder. I moved from Minnesota to Illinois and was newly married. We loved the museum and the growth and community participation it provided as our children grew. From this grew an inspiration to also build an Art Museum. That too is now a an integral part of Elmhurst. I recommend both places to anyone of any age.
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Aaron Lombard
a month ago
Neat place for rock hounds and "normals" alike! This unassuming building in an unassuming suburb holds quite an awesome collection. Two floors of carved rock and minerals. Pay close attention to the items on the wall. They are not paintings, but mosaics! Great place to spend some time on a rainy Chicago afternoon.
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Jeanette Rice
4 months ago
All of the staff were so friendly and informative. Even the security guard was approachable and helpful. I had no idea what lapidary was until reading about the museum in one of the tour guide magazines in the hotel. I'm soooo glad we popped in. I am shocked that for $5 we were able to see such an extensive collection. There brochure was easy to understand for a novice like me. The museum is well laid out and meticulously clean. I would definitely go back.
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Sarah Glander
6 months ago
Elegant and exquisite place to visit. Very unusual, visually stimulating elements of all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Like exploring a new fun to visit, could've stayed for hours and hours.
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Floyydd Mumford
9 months ago
A great "Gem" of a museum. I have gone several times and keep going! Great for anyone! Very unique museum.