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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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We expected a small museum, but were surprised when inside, very well organized and has a children's area. There is a college connected and sharing the building so the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Milford, New Hampshire
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Milford, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We expected a small museum, but were surprised when inside, very well organized and has a children's area. There is a college connected and sharing the building so the exhibits are first class and educational

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were really just looking for something to break up the journey to Albuquerque and stumbled into a gem. This is a really good museum that manages to cater to elementary children (many things to touch) as well to educated adults. The displays and placarding are very well done and the admission price is a bargain. The size of the... More 

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Heartland Illinois
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very nicely organized and staff were very friendly. They do have some actual dinosaur bones and fossils. However, the vast number of displays are either replicas or printed materials.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Small town, thought we would give it a try. What a shocker. It was so informative and was able to watch students from the Mesalands Community College actually work on the fossils that they dug up there in the area. Great for young and old alike. Very reasonably priced entry charge. Believe the money goes back into the college for... More 

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San Diego, California
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21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I really expected more based on the reviews but it was still very nice. I have been to quite a few dino and dino related museums. The displays here were nice and well thought out and some exhibits with touching allowed. In addition, there was a nice are a for the kids to do their learning. Another nice facet of... More 

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Raton, New Mexico
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Based on reading reviews I knew the museum would be worth the stop. Even so, I was surprised how nicely done the exhibits are. Very educational and interesting; a must-stop for families with dinosaur-loving kids. The bronze-cast fossils are a real class-act, and completely unique from what I've seen. The museum and grounds are very clean, modern, and well-kept. One... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A really good stop for the grown ups and kids, and it was very inexpensive. Nice taste of the local history and some hands on activities for the kids. A short stop, but worth it.

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Robbins, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting. I did not know that the dinosaur laid eggs like a bird and had a nest. I was impressed with what I saw.

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West Helena, Arkansas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Saw the billboard on the way through so we turned around and stopped in. It was full of neat dinosaur exhibits. Lots of fossils and bones and stuff I never seen before. The kids had a blast.

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a world class Museum. The building is much bigger than it appears. It will take a little while to go through the museum completely but well worth the time.

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