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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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Raton, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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9 reviews 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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