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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-355-9547

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Helium Monument right next to the science spectrum.

Interesting history on the helium production in the surrounding area. Not a lot to do but the park near by and the lake give the kids a chance to run around. Also the Science... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Ok guys, if you are already heading to the Discovery Center, then go ahead and take a family portrait with the Helium monument. It's not like a huge thing in Amarillo, it's just a statue/monument at Medi-park near the entrance of the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is neat to see, don't go too out of your way to see it though. It's also a huge sundial. Located in a medical office park, so you might not believe your GPS. There's also a time capsule under it and more will be opened in 2018.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting, doesn't take too long if you are pressed for time. I was surprised to know how helium was mined...good info.

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Amarillo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Interesting history on the helium production in the surrounding area. Not a lot to do but the park near by and the lake give the kids a chance to run around. Also the Science spectrum "kids hands on museum" is close and worth visit.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We arrived in Amarillo for some sightseeing, to find that not much was open on Sundays. (This is the Bible belt, after all...) The Helium Monument stands outside the Discovery Center, but was very interesting, and, of course, free. It is actually an 8 1/2 ton sun dial, completely stuffed as a time capsule. And a history of the helium... More 

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Canyon, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There is very little to do here. It is a monument. You can look at it. It does have an interesting story but, the entire visit would take maybe 5 minutes.

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Beautiful piece of artwork if you're not into science. Interesting facts and presentation if you have a science interest. Next door to the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Interesting to see something like this. It was put together the tear my Husband and I were born. Hope we are here when we are 100 for the opening

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stopped here as a quick stop on our way through Amarillo. It was a nice park to get out and walk around in, but as others have noted, there isn't much to see here. It's the equivalent to stopping at one of those roadside historic markers that you see on the interstate. It's not far off the highway, so... More 

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comparativ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Science lovers rejoice. This free-to-see monument is a great little stop. If you have school age kids, they'll learn a bunch. If you just like nerdy monuments, you need to stop. If you have young kids, there's a park right by there so they can run around. The monument is on the grounds of a Discovery Center. The monument is... More 

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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-355-9547
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo

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