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

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Good pit stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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47 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you are into science, and understand the periodic table, you'll appreciate this monument. It was awesome.

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Trinidad, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We only saw this because it was next to the discovery center. It was not a big deal or very memorable for our family but perhaps others would like it.

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Lubbock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My husand and I went to see the Helium Monument which is just outside of the Discovery Center and were fascinated by the large sundail and the fact that it is a time capsule as well. It would be a fun outing for kids and it's just outside of the children's museum so it's not that hard to get to.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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71 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

In the parking lot of the Discovery Center. Just a funny looking sculpture but educational. Would not drive jut to see if but if in the area worth a read.

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

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