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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This is an awesome dinosaur museum! You definitely need to stop here, but you need at least 45 minutes to enjoy everything. I am a weirdo and I asked the nice ladies at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome dinosaur museum! You definitely need to stop here, but you need at least 45 minutes to enjoy everything. I am a weirdo and I asked the nice ladies at the counter if they had "worksheets" like what they give students who come in. After they got over their shock from a 34 year old asking for... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I was roadtripping home from Arizona and was ready for a break at Tucumcari, saw a sign for the museum and thought, "Why not?" This was a good choice because they told a very thorough story and related it to the surrounding area. You can put a dinosaur museum anywhere in the world but it makes so much more sense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have seen many Dinosaur exhibits over the years, but this one was one of the nicest I have have seen in a long time. Lots of real fossils of all sorts, along with copies, some of which you can actually touch. There are lots of good labels and some good interactive displays for the kids. I have have been... More 

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Milford, New Hampshire
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

Address: 222 E Laughlin St, Tucumcari, NM
Phone Number: (575) 461-3466
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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