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Address: 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid, NM
Phone Number: 505 438-3780
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum is being "Resurrected"...beginning in...
The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum is being "Resurrected"...beginning in April 2012 with new exhibits & stories of the past in Madrid. Madrid has an amazing and unique history, for a little town that was discoved because of its coal, with connections to the Manhattan Project and John. D. Rockerfeller. New exhibits include the Madrid "Town of Lights" - which inspired Walt Disney, The Madrid Miners Baseball Team with interesting connections to the Chicago White Sox, A Ghost Town exhibit, The Madrid ballpark (the first lighted ballpark in New Mexico) and the Film & Movie Exhibit and more!
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Very nice eclectic museum

This little town of MADrid is unusual in itself and this - a bit chaotic - museum is a true attraction here. A lot of old random but fascinating artifacts lovingly preserved in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This little town of MADrid is unusual in itself and this - a bit chaotic - museum is a true attraction here. A lot of old random but fascinating artifacts lovingly preserved in order to celebrate the history of this pearl of a town should make it to your itinerary.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We drove into town around 10:30 AM and there were about ten other cars on the main street. We pulled into an area in front of four shops because we actually saw one of the stores open. We were informed that things in Madrid begin around 11:00, give or take a few minutes. This is based on the motivation of... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Let me explain my four-star ratng. Compared with other four-star museums, one might scoff. But a rating of less than that we felt would send a negative message. This museum is a result of the very hard work of one person, who has put the museum together in her spare time. She knew nothing about mining before she began the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed the visit, very entertaining. i wish they have handouts or flyers that talk about each room. great location also.

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Mayaguez
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

SUMMATION: MAD’-rid with the emphasis, most appropriately, on “Mad.” Not much of a museum, but worth a visit if you are in the area. They have lots of junk. The rich history of Madrid deserves better. NAME: Old Coal Mine Museum TITLE: “Junkyard” [Tripadvisor, review #185, 22 November 2014] NEW MEXICO TRIP REVIEW NUMBER: 39 TELEPHONES: (505) 438-3780, 743-0743 WEB... More 

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Ramona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not a large museum by any means - but if you like to really be able to look around up close, at your own pace, and see some of the history of the area - this was a really fun museum to spend some time at. The guide that got us started was very knowledgeable of the area and the... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wanted to see the town that was featured in Wild Hogs. Maggies Diner is a Tee Shirt Shop. Imagine my surprise when I walked in and there are literally HUNDREDS of t-shirts on the walls and on the tables that were once used for the movie. I asked why they didn't use it as a restaurant and was told it... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I can't believe we paid to see a bunch of stuff with no explanation at all. Basically just piles of junk.

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not at all what I expected. The museum doesn't explain anything about working in a coal mine or how it was to live in a coal town. Just a collection of incoherent scrap. Next time I will spend my $5 on a cold beer next door.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Ok, so I'm thinking most of these reviews are done by reviewers who have not visited this place in awhile... In short, if surfaces covered in mouse droppings and dust, bottles hanging around filled with stale beer and old cigarette butts, Christmas decorations still hanging (In May 2014) sounds appealing to you, stop here. Sadly, the place has been neglected... More 

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Address: Address: 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid, NM
Phone Number: 505 438-3780
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Madrid

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