Type of Attraction: Mineral museum
Highlights: The Gillespie Museum of Minerals at Stetson University is one of the largest private mineral and gem collections in the United States.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM (only when Stetson University is in session)
Admission: Adults, $2; Children, $1
Address: Stetson University, 234 East Michigan Avenue, DeLand, Florida
Phone Number: (386) 822-7330
Directions: From Interstate 4, take Exit 118 (State Road 44) and head West to downtown DeLand.
RICH’S TRIVIA: Ted Cassidy, best known as “Lurch” from The Addams Family, played basketball at Stetson University. Scenes from Ghost Story, a 1981 horror film starring Fred Astaire, were filmed at Stetson University.
Gillespie Museum of Minerals Video