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Address: 42987 Highway 70, Clovis, NM
Phone Number: 575.562.2202
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Love Archaeology? Must Visit

I called from Lubbock, TX to make sure the museum would be open by the time my Husband and I would arrive. The young woman who answered the phone knew the drive time and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Amarillo, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very unexpected museum in the desert. Quite a few artifacts from the area. Yes they have a mammoth many Indian artifacts as well as a complete geological sampling from around the region. Spend an extra hour and see the actual excavation site about 10miles away. Its worth the drive. They also have preserved the oldest known well in North America... More 

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DFW, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went to Clovis on a whim from Carlsbad. Passed the Museum and flipped around to come back. SO worth the stop! Your admission to the museum (a mere $3) also gets you into the Clovis dig site not far down the road. A slice of Pre-history well worth the stop. Take those extra 15-30 minutes!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I called from Lubbock, TX to make sure the museum would be open by the time my Husband and I would arrive. The young woman who answered the phone knew the drive time and very pleasantly told us we'd have plenty of time to enjoy the museum. We met her upon arrival and she was even more helpful and knowledgeable,... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was a nice and cheap little museum with an abundance of information about archeology and the guy at the front was very knowledgable about everything there and then some. There was a video the guy let us watch all about the history of the town and archeological sites near by. There was also displays with various items, like what... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very nice staff but very boring unless you LOVE i mean really LOVE history . Its very short and lists tons of facts and displays numerous artifacts but thats about it . so if you love history you will love this place otherwise dont bother

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is Not the Museum of Natural History in Philadelphia. It is, however, well worth the modest admission fee of $3 ($2 Seniors). We spent a good hour looking at over 20 displays and reading about the very early Clovis People who shared their primitive existence with the Indians. It's worth the price of admission to learn about the dig... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Nice little museum that is a good one hour trip for those interested in the local archeology. Not a lot for kids to do......hands on.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This museum is a little hoakie and outdated, but it can be fun if you go in with the right attitude. The depiction of the early mammoth is really moth-eaten, but kind of quaint in a folk art sort of way. If they haven't changed the little theater and old movie clips, well, you've got to see those! They will... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I grew up in Clovis, and went to college in Portales. I had always passed the Museum, but never stopped. One day, i did. I did not realize that there was so much history in this place. I would also recommend go to the actual dig sights were you can see tons of prehistoric fossils. i think if I had... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Blackwater Draw Museum, while not near the Blackwater Draw dig site, is important to undersatanding the dig site and area. I have been to the Folsum dig site, and this museum really explains both sites. The two sites changed the way archeologist and paleontologist view early man's life. The Clovis point and Folsum point were found in the vicinity... More 

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Address: 42987 Highway 70, Clovis, NM
Phone Number: 575.562.2202
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Clovis

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