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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-355-9547
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We were happy to find the monument. It had been moved from where it was 40+ years ago when I fist saw it. I told my family that there were pictures of inside of the sections of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Natchez, Mississippi
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Natchez, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were happy to find the monument. It had been moved from where it was 40+ years ago when I fist saw it. I told my family that there were pictures of inside of the sections of the types of items that were stored inside for the generations of the future to enjoy. I found out that what you see... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I agree with the other reviews. Don't make a 100 mile trip just to see the Helium Monument. However, if you are in Amarillo or driving through on Interstate 40, it's worth a look, especially if you like off-the-beaten-path attractions. Built in 1968 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium, the Helium Monument is outdoor sculpture, monument,... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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

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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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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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 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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