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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

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Address: 222 E Laughlin St, Tucumcari, NM
Phone Number: (575) 461-3466
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Quick museum visit

This was not your typical museum. Its pretty small but very informative. Lots of dinosaurs you can touch. Gift shop had a lot of cool things for sale too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cristina P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not your typical museum. Its pretty small but very informative. Lots of dinosaurs you can touch. Gift shop had a lot of cool things for sale too.

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Thank Cristina P
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stop to have lunch in Tucumcari and saw an advertisement for this museum. How much can a small dinosaur museum teach you in New Mexico? A lot.They have many displays of everything relating to dinosaurs....complete skeltons,heads, footprints,nature scenes showing how dinosaurs lived..and a huge thigh bone you can stand next to.They have easy explanations describing all the exhibits. I learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This museum was brilliant. It was packed full of interesting information and was a good size. Lots of interactive activities which would make it great for family visits.

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Thank Kate P
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Was a great stop, the kids loved stopping and seeing all the fossils. I purchased a trilobite. It's very cool.

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Thank Andreamelo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great exhibits. Some are hands on. Fairly large kids area. Really get an idea of how big some of the dinosaurs were. Also interesting to see artifacts that were found locally by community college classes.

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Thank Diane A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Check out the virtual sandbox as well as all of the awesome bronze replicas of our favourite predecessors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Given the size of tucumcari you would not expect there to be a museum of any level of quality, but it does. This is not a huge museum, but did seem pretty thorough and will likely be good for kids and adults. We spent about an hour there. I think admission was 6 dollars.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I was impressed for such a hole in the wall little town. Very interesting. Much larger than you would think. There is a lot to see from this area of new mexico. I didn't have kids but they would live it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The best part first off is walking past the lab where they are working on preserving dinosaur bones and digging them out. You could see them work through the glass thiugh they weren't there when we were there but it was still amazing. It was feat for our son and my husband and I quite enjoyed I as well. I... More 

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Santa Clara County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had extra time before checking in we saw signs and decided to see what was there. The museum is supported by many people and business in the area. The exhibits were well thought out and well organized. There was an area for children to dig for fossils. Touching was encouraged for many of the fossils. I would recommend this for... More 

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