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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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Mother & Son Route 66 Trip

Nice stop, very informative. Lots of exhibits to look at and participate with if wanted. Gift shop on premises too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Middletown, Ohio
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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice stop, very informative. Lots of exhibits to look at and participate with if wanted. Gift shop on premises too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a great place! The kids loved it and the gift shop topped off the visit nicely. Only disappointment was that the students were out in the field and could not be observed working. Such a great museum. Great job!

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum was fun and educational to go through. There is a gift shop when you first enter with many dinosaur and rock themed items. Inside the museum are fossils and replicas mainly from the Triassic period. Many of the replicas are bronze casted, something special to the museum as most other locations interested in fossils are unable to bronze... More 

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Windham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonderful gem in Tucumcari-both adults and children will enjoy this well-organized museum. Perfect stop on the road, whether you are traveling with little ones or not. Excellent work being done by the staff-and you can watch them in their lab!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had a couple hands on things to do for the kids. Kids could also touch some of the exhibits. Were open on the 4th of July

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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