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Blackwater Draw Museum

Address: 42987 Highway 70, Clovis, NM
Phone Number: 575.562.2202
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Ranked #5 of 6 Attractions in Clovis
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Clovis, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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This museum is a little hoakie and outdated, but it can be fun if you go in with the right attitude.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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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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202 reviews 202 reviews
49 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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Clovis, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Keep in mind that this museum was made because of the Clovis Point, an arrowhead found in the area that COMPLETELY changed the way Man was known to live. Excellent for those that love ALL kinds of history.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Exhibits and explanatory material gave a good picture of the paleontology and archeology of the Clovis region and its place in paleo-Indian history. There is evidence of a lot of serious research as well as reproductions of mammoth bones, Indian artifacts and ancient dwelling places that should interest children. The curator was very knowledgeable and helpful and was able to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

It's small and not flashy in the slighest. You can tell the budget isn't much. But still, this is Clovis and clovish culture is very important in the history of mankind. If you're interested in history, this is a great place to visit. I learned a lot about clovis culture and fulsom culture and am glad I went a bit... More 

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ellijay
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

If you are a history buff, liking the Clovis points and wanting to know about who were the first native Americans, It is a great place, I did not know that Clovis and the areas around here were jungles 11000 years ago. Blackwater is pretty cool

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