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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

222 E Laughlin St, Tucumcari, NM
(575) 461-3466
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Tucumcari
Type: Museums
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Springfield, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My daughter really enjoyed this museum and it is not something you expect to see when in Tucumcari. I thought it was a little expensive but still worth seeing.

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southeast Kansas
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Museum was well designed, taking visitors through time with displays of fossils typical for each time period. The emphasis was on dinosaurs, with bronze castings of skulls, bones and complete dinosaurs. Many exhibits invited visitors to touch the items--great for adults and children alike! We found the museum through a web search, and decided to go on the basis of... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a find. I didn't expect such a nice dinosaur museum and wished I had stopped here before. I would definitely recommend to my friends and return again.

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12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I spent an hour or two here and found it very interesting. There is a lot of information here, beautiful bronzed dinosaur bones/complete dinosaurs and a nice area for children. Many of the fossils were found in the nearby vicinity by the Mesalands CC staff/students. They also have an extensive gift shop with excellent merchandise, great gifts... More

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Johnston, Iowa, USA
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24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I was quite surprised at the quality of this museum. This is truly a hidden gem of Route 66, and is touted as having one of the largest (if not the largest?) collection of bronze dinosaur skeletons and fossils in the world. And wow, there were a lot. It's not a huge museum, but a very good size, with quality... More

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Tucumcari on a Saturday afternoon in April did not have a lot going on...so glad the museum was open! I was truly surprised at the variety and breadth of the displays; it was particularly gratifying to hear the (accurate) details my grandson shared with his parents later. I was impressed with the "work area" at the rear of the museum... More

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Kansas City
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We planned the 1st leg of our cross country trip around the dinosaur museum and we weren't disappointed. We had it to ourselves. The folks at the front desk were knowledgeable and friendly. The exhibits were amazing and informative. Our nearly 6 year old dinosaur aficionado was awe-inspired and thrilled. The sculptures were so real that our 3.5 year old... More

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Tucumcari
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a very interesting museum with much of the dinosaur bones cast in bronze. It is well worth the few dollars it costs to visit. There is a very nice gift shop a long with the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very nice place to visit. This is fun for every age not just young kids very informative and fascinating exhibits. We will be back on our next trip to Tucumcari!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I got into town with way too much time to kill for a town this size so I went because there weren't alot of options. Almost immediately wanted to leave but didn't want to insult the nice lady at the desk by bailing within 60 seconds. Within 5 minutes I was impressed. Very professional and tasteful. Kids would love the... More

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