[slok. I am such a rock/mineral nerd so this discover may be less awesome for others as it was for me. But a great deal of people are unaware that Virginia Tech has a Museum of Geosciences. It is locating in 2062 Derring Hall and holds an Allosaurus for goodness sakes.
It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. There are various mini- exhibits. They include cases of different kinds of rocks and minerals and even a Fluorescent Mineral display. This is a must see before you graduate Tech!