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Address: 42987 Highway 70, Clovis, NM
Phone Number: 575.562.2202
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This museum is THE museum to see the remains, and learn the history, of the Clovis people. This museum gives a great overview of the area and tells you what you can experience at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Interesting displays on the Blackwater dig. Mammoth bones that you can actually touch. A few large displays and many small exhibits. Twenty six video on Gault dig site in central Texas.

Thank James A
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Wow! The sheer number of artifacts located here is astounding. The displays are beautiful (wish the info could be mire comprehensive) and well presented. Excellent video. Great curator; very enthusiastic and welcoming. The history we have in this country is incredible. Learn some of it here cause they don't teach it in schools. Winter hours are reduced. Closed Mondays. $3.00... More 

Thank Rebecca A
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53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This museum is THE museum to see the remains, and learn the history, of the Clovis people. This museum gives a great overview of the area and tells you what you can experience at the Blackwater Draw site.

Thank colecrew
Bonham, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stop here and do some reading, then go on to the Dig site. Look up the address before you go, or you'll miss this little building set off the road. Friendly staff, some books and postcards for purchase. A part of America's History here!

1 Thank Leah P
Amarillo, Texas
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

1 Thank Dean H
DFW, Texas
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

4 Thank FootsoreinFrance
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Val L
Miami, Florida, United States
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

4 Thank Aaron M
Clovis, New Mexico
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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

2 Thank woodslasher
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

5 Thank Gail C

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