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Herzstein Memorial Museum

22 S 2nd St, Clayton, NM 88415
+1 (575) 374-2977
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Clayton
Type: Museums
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Arlington, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
37 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to Clayton many times as our rest point on Texas to Colorado trips. We have had afternoons with little to do but check out the town and have even attended High School foorball games in the evening for entertainment. How in the world did we miss this museum!! This trip, one of our traveling companions had family... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a great time! A lot of interesting wild west history and the local people that started the town and the expansion of the railroads into the west.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Herzstein Museum is a wonderful attraction in Clayton, just off Main St. This is a FREE museum that covers the history of Clayton. This museum has so much in it and covers two floors. You can simply breeze through it in just 15 or so minutes or you could stroll and take in the history of the crossroads town. Nice... More 

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Ft. Worth
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Jerry at the Eklund Hotel recommended that we visit the museum & even though it was after hours & there was a private anniversary party, the family & museum curator invited us in to see it anyway. Clayton is so friendly! The museum encompasses not only the history of the Herzstein store & family memorabilia such as beautiful tea services... More 

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Euless, Texas, Usa
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a small museum with devoted volunteers and workers. They have created interesting exhibits of local history with the opportunity to have your own tour with docent! On the day we were there, they were having elevator problems (not an issue for us). I love the hidden gems we find each time we visit. My favorite was probably the... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Had a tour of the whole museum lsdy was very nice and gave us a good tour snf lots of information showed us ehere bla ck jack was burried

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228 reviews 228 reviews
76 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Interesting local history along with many collections and memorabilia. Spent about 30 minutes here but could have stayed several hours free

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I really enjoyed the dolls of the First Ladies, the kitchen and clothing displays. The records displays were interesting to look at too. Free Polite employees or volunteer

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

with lots of history from the area. It tells about the Dust Bowl era to the history of the Jewish people in New Mexico. Learned a lot about not only the area but the state/territory of New Mexico.

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Colorado Springs
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Chocked full of local and Great Plains history! They have a wonderful WPA exhibit. This museum is free and great place to teach the kids! Great selection of books, fact and fiction of area life to buy. Well worth the stop!

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