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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

Address: 222 E Laughlin St, Tucumcari, NM
Phone Number: (575) 461-3466
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Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Tucumcari
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Heartland Illinois
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171 reviews 171 reviews
55 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Borger, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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