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Maturango Museum

Address: 100 East Last Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone Number: 760-375-6900
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Ridgecrest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Nahariya, Israel
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

California Desert, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

More than you would expect in such a small community, local flora and fauna plus excellent gift shop.

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marylI7794RV, Manager at Maturango Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come and see us again. More

California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our tour which was scheduled for a Saturday was delayed and then cancelled. The museum has no control over this as the naval testing station has the last word as to whether the tour can go or not. It is a very long ride from the San Francisco Bay Area and therer aren't many other attractions here. The museum is... More

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Ramona, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The museum staff was helpful in questions about the tour, recommended a great book on the petroglyphs which I read the night before the tour. Lots of beautiful jewelry and gifts in the museum.

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Ridgecrest, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife, children and grandchildren just returned for the museum sponsored petroglyph tour through Little Petroglyph Canyon located on the Naval base. It was the second trip for my wife and me but the first for the kids and the grandkids. We loved it! The kids loved it! The grandkids loved it! The museum sponsors a limited number of small... More

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Joshua Tree
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Maturango Museum is a must for visitors to the northern Mojave Desert and folks heading for the eastern Sierras or Death Valley through the Ridgecrest area. The museum provides a great foundation for understanding the region, as well as displays of local art and great programs. It also boasts an incredible bookstore and hosts tours of Little Petroglyph Canyon.... More

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