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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
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ridgecrest, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They are in the process of adding on, and when that opens it will be nice and large. Minimal donation is the fee. They also have petroglyph trips available through the museum.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

A small museum focused on the local geology and history. Good exhibits that give the flavor. They will be expanding the museum soon.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

You'll learn everything about the area and the staff are quite knowledgeable and friendly. The new addition should be very nice when it's completed.

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Small museum, but very informative. Attendant was very helpful and told us about the restrictions to visiting the Little Petroglyph Canyon.

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San Jose
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The museum is a nice, small museum. The best thing, though, is the tours they organize to Little Petroglyph Canyon. They've also got a nice handout that gives you a driving guide to Death Valley (mileage, and things to watch for). If you're headed to Death Valley, be sure to get one!

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Alhambra, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A good place to start for a trip to Death Valley or other sites. The person was very helpful with info.

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Costa Mesa, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The museum is well done for its small size. They're currently expanding the museum and the people are very friendly. My wife and I booked in advance a trip with the museum to visit Little Petroglyph Canyon for $40 a person. Go to their website and found out the dates to visit the canyon in the spring or fall. This... More 

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Anaheim, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Always love to stop in the museum. After the first year that we saw the inside of the museum we just go to pick up some ear rings for my daughters. Really enjoy talking with the museum helpers. They are quite knowledgeable about the museum and the area.

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Ridgecrest, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The snake display is something that newcomers need to experience. The metal artwork outside is worth a picture or two.

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Bodfish, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Growing up in this environment I am very proud of the tribute to weapons development in this area. Some of the biggest proponents of peace or the men & women who develop some of our most formidable weapons. The history here is spectacular

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