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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

222 E Laughlin St, Tucumcari, NM
(575) 461-3466
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Tucumcari
Type: Museums
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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Borger, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The museum is bigger inside than it looks on the outside. The museum has several exhibits that will take the average adult 45 minutes to an hour to look through. (Longer if you actually read everything.) There are several hands on exhibits and a nice area for kids. However kids probably need to be at least five or lovers of... More

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Berkeley
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Relatively cheap to get in, it's a nice little dinosaur museum that I definitely recommend. Lots of cool fossils, casts, models, and statues, many of which depict stuff that lived in the area of Tucumcari! Fun and cute gift shop and definitely worth a stop.

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Springfield, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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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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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
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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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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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