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Tucumcari Historical Museum

Address: 416 South Adams St, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone Number: (575) 461-4201
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Tucumcari
Type: History Museums, Museums
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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We were out and about a bit early for another museum in town an needed to pass an hour or so and we stumbled upon this gem of a community museum. There is just so much local history in this museum. Massive amounts of native american pottery sherds from the area from long ago that could use some updated displays... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Loved this place!! Full of stuff; all old and relating to the history of the town. I will take you at least two hours to see everything. Friendly staff.

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Raton, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wow, was this museum full of stuff! Two main floors of the building, the basement, outbuilding, and large items around the lot. The rest rooms were clean and modern, and the lady working the front counter was very friendly. But much of the 'stuff' wasn't well organized or presented, limiting the educational potential.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very informative and interesting. I was surprised of the volume of artifacts and info inside! Highly recommend you include this if your passing through!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you like history you will love this museum. The lady at the entrance was nice, friendly and knowledgeable. My 12 year old son loved looking at all the artifacts and walking through the caboose outside. I especially liked the old Boy Scout uniform and Boy Scout life guard uniform. One of my son's is a BSA certified life guard... More

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Sun City, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Three floors full of historical items from Tucumcari's past. They have more stuff than they can display - they could use some help.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very nice man very very help full they have only just opened but loads of potential. well worth a visit they have some very nice cars & loads of pics of route 66

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Wow! This is an amazing museum! It has three levels that are packed full of rich history of the local area! The staff is very knowledgeable and super friendly. There are other buildings that contain even more pieces of history. I will definitely go back! Too much to see in one trip! Awesome! Don't miss this great opportunity to visit... More

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Sitka, Alaska
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Each room is packed with items that tell the story of Tucumcari through individual items. From clothing and personal items, to prehistoric bones, wagons, airplanes, and farming implements. So many things, yet quite nicely organized. I'd like to go back.

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Amarillo, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stopped in based on reviews from trip advisor and locals and I am glad we did. The museum is in an old school house and it is chock full of all kinds of historical artifacts. I was shocked at how much was packed into this building. My wife and I had a good time looking at the artifacts and... More

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