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Maturango Museum

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Address: 100 East Last Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone Number: 760-375-6900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Lots of Infoemation

This museum is a great place to really learn a lot about the upper desert and a great place to get information on day hikes and overnight hikes. There is lots of informative books... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Sherry C
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Ridgecrest, United States
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Ridgecrest, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is a great place to really learn a lot about the upper desert and a great place to get information on day hikes and overnight hikes. There is lots of informative books that that will peak any interest from where to look for gemstones, to the different types of plants to geology books. Great place for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've taken my children (now ages 4&5) to this museum several times over the last 4 years. They continue to expand with new fun things (art, new exhibits, etc). We love the petroglyph walk, the children's area and the wonderful gift shop.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great museum, what a gem! My kids loved the puzzle area. We'll definitely be back and are looking forward to the petroglyph tour.

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Medford, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I enjoyed the outdoor display more than inside, but that's not to discount the collection indoors. This museum is on a tight budget, and a labor of love for all involved, and it is very worthwhile. I really liked the labyrinth and antique equipment on display outside. Plenty of parking and a very fun gift shop too. A definite must-see... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This tiny town is challenged for things to do but I stopped by to see the Museum because I was looking for information on things to do locally. I felt the gift shop was more interesting than the museum. I found information on tours to the petroglyphs, hiking trails, ghost towns and Death Valley National Park

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Nahariya, Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Got in on our way to Death Vally. nice colection of minerals and nature. loots of animals. Nice garden ex. The staff very frindly and gave us lot of info and maps regarding Death Vally.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A nice museum that offers tours of the petroglyphs on the Naval weapons stations. Informative guides, nice museum, would have liked to have seen the art gallery art but they use it as a staging area for people to sit and could not get a good look at the art on the walls as they where blocked by chairs

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Westminster, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We enjoyed the exhibits very much. We visited on a Saturday when the museum was offering a free planetarium presentation and had solar telescopes available.

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Ridgecrest, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The museum is packed with information including but not limited to Hiking maps and trails in the local area. They have a wide variety of books and even a gift shop with trinkets. Love this place.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went here for the first time in years and wow it's huge now! Really neat exhibits of the desert and surrounding area. Nice little gift shop. Fun for an hour or so.

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marylI7794RV, Director of Sales at Maturango Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are glad you were able to visit with us again and see our expansion. We are open everyday, so please come and visit again! More 

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