On a recent ski trip to Sunriver Oregon I visited the Richardson’s Rock Ranch. I have been all over this area in years past and never knew this place existed just outside of Madras. If you are into rocks and gems, this is a gold mine. It is a must visit for anybody that has aspiring rock hounds in the family. You can visit Richardson’s Rock Ranch for more information.
I really did not know what to expect upon driving down the gravel road to get here. When I rounded the corner I was quite surprised. The outside was loaded with mounds of all kinds of rocks. Some are native and some are imported. On the other side of this lot are more mounds. All can be sorted thru and once you find that special one, just take it inside and make it yours.
Once your inside, you may want to pick up one of the local made spheres. This is just one of several tables of them.
This one really caught my eye.
Make sure you check out the hat collection hanging from the ceiling in the back room.
Oh by the way.....you can't miss the peacocks. Click on the pic to see some more.
This place is great. If you ever find yourself in central Oregon, make sure you take some time and stop by the Rock Ranch. You can even make a day of it and go on one of the digs and find your own keepers straight out of the ground. Say hi to the rooster if you do.