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Address: 22 S 2nd St, Clayton, NM 88415
Phone Number: +1 (575) 374-2977
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The sweetest tour guide on the planet, Allie, gave is the grand tour. I loved every part of this museum, especially the old dentist and doctoring equipment, old clothing, dolls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Pros: Some of the furniture in the Herzstein room was beautiful. Signs about the first pioneers to Clayton were interesting. The Dust Bowl exhibit downstairs was nice and had lots of photos of the town during the dust bowl. Cons: The exhibit about Black Jack Ketchum had R rated gory photos, morbid really. As if that weren't bad enough they... More 

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Cerrillos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The sweetest tour guide on the planet, Allie, gave is the grand tour. I loved every part of this museum, especially the old dentist and doctoring equipment, old clothing, dolls and toys. We spent 3 hours and there was no way to see it all! It's like a mini Smithsonian! Thanks again to the lovely people who overseer this fantastic... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The great treasure of this museum is WPA art. It is a great display in the midst of an eclectic collection organized by theme of local memorabilia. It was worth the time to browse and absorb some Union County NM history and the Herzstein story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a wonderful time at this museum on a Sat morning passing thru this small town. Greatly enjoyed the exhibits on Black Jack Ketchum, The Dust Bowl and lots of other interesting stories. The two ladies there were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Will tell our friends & families about this place when they go on their vacations. It's fantastic... More 

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Clayton, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I haven't been to a better small town museum. The staff and volunteers are friendly and will guide you through the museum if you wish. You should stop by when you are in town.

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Clayton, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Clayton is a community that is easy to overlook if you're not familiar, but hidden just a block east of US 87, is the Herzstein Museum. The first thing that will grab you is the architecture. It is a beautiful building inside and out, and a walk through will tell you the story of the area, including that of Blackjack... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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