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Madrid Old Coal Town Museum

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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 little museum for small town

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
45 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Madrid Old Coal Town Museum was what you would expect of a small town museum. Not a whole lot but interesting and fun in it's own way. We didn't have a guide or curator so we just ended up wandering around. It maybe took us 20 minutes to a half hour. We loved the theatre and the old cars.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

A great museum to get the low down on how Madrid, NM came to be what it is today. The curator and guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. It is also a good place to start your visit to this eclectic village that has been brought back from ruin. Stop by the Mine Shaft Tavern for a cold beer and... More 

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Washington, DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I hadn't been to Madrid in a long time -- it was pretty fun. We started at the museum. It's $5 a person, and I thought it was worth it to get a nice overview by the museum director followed by several buildings and lots of interesting stuff. The Christmas exhibit was interesting -- my grandmother said her family used... More 

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