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Address: 775 College Drive, Las Cruces, NM
Phone Number: +1 575-646-4714
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Description: The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural...
The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection, on display in the Zuhl Museum in the east wing gallery of the New Mexico State University Alumni and Visitors Center, contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. This gallery is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to the university and southern New Mexico. Additional items from the collection are displayed in the Zuhl Library, located four blocks east near the center of campus.
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WOW, I mean double WOW

Little known or seen museum on the campus of NMS university.. Hundreds of Petrified Wood Specimens . Also some Fossils, Minerals, etc. I am talking large specimens, fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Little known or seen museum on the campus of NMS university.. Hundreds of Petrified Wood Specimens . Also some Fossils, Minerals, etc. I am talking large specimens, fantastic displays. A little hard to find from the address but ask anyone on campus and they can direct you. Near Campus Police station.

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Las Cruces, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This ia a small, but fascinating, museum on the NMSU campus. Petrified wood and geodes and other rocks.

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NM USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stop in to see a very large private collection of petrified wood. Definitely worth the visit. Inside and outside display.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This little museum is an absolute treasure. Every bit of space and wall in the two rooms are utilized with detailed description and source. Cross sections of petrified wood as wide as 6 ft and incredible variety from many different locations. Entire walls covered with beautifully polished sections. In addition some world class fossils such as a bed of trilobites... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have been to many museums with petrified wood and crystals. This is the best collection we have every seen. There were many larger pieces, which we don't ever see. The presentation was very professionally laid out also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

An unblieviable dispplay of petrified wood. This donated wood by the Zuhl family should not be missed. Pieces the size of walls!!!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Zuhl Museum is a hidden jewel. It is largest collection of petrified wood we have ever seen. It is a life time collection by the Zuhl family. Admission is free. What a wonderful for this family to share these treasures.

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Potomac, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a small museum located in the Alumni and Visitors Center at New Mexico State University. I walked all around campus looking for it and it's not easy to find but well worth the effort. This small museum features a large collection of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. Beautiful geodes! All this viewing pleasure for free. There are more... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Any time we can visit a university and a mineral collection, we always find. A very small museum, but concentrated with amazing and rare examples of petrified wood from the US. Also some interesting fossils and local minerals/gems. Not as big as U of Arizona, but well worth a look. Our teen boys enjoyed exploring

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Zuhl is one of the first places I visited in Las Cruces. The family donated a very large collection, mostly of petrified wood. It was so interesting for me to see so much of it came from Oregon, which was my previous resident state. There are many very interesting and very beautiful items in the collection. Well worth a... More 

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