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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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Address: 418 West Fox Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone Number: 575-887-0276

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Always a great sight to behold and a fun adventure with the family! We enjoyed the natural cave entrance, and thankfully the elevator ride back up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Always a great sight to behold and a fun adventure with the family! We enjoyed the natural cave entrance, and thankfully the elevator ride back up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

About a block from the Trinity Hotel, this small unpretentious municipal museum was gifted an important collection of Taos Society early 20th masterpieces that are well worth a visit. The museum has about 14 paintings done by the original Taos eight or ten original members of the Taos Society. Also, the museum has a restored Butterfield stagecoach which adds to... More 

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Humble
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum has a small, but very good art collection. The museum is very interesting and the Train Diorama is incredible. The presentations that are given are wonderful.

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Conroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We toured the caves with our 4 kids and really enjoyed it. Our kids said "this is actually kinda cool". Imagine that! We enjoyed listening to the bat presentation also. Gift shop has everything your kids could possibly want.

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Rolla, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Cool things to see. Small, but well put together. Staff super friendly. Plus it's free! They have a real stage coach. Was very interesting too see!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very nice exhibit and a scale replica of 1905 Carlsbad is being built (as of Fall 2014). Some very authentic western art and a nice overview of the history of the area.

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Crowley, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting cave with all of different formation.Very enjoyable with the constant cool temperature. Very, Very, when lights are turn off.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is always an excellent traveling exhibit worth the stop. Right now it is all about bats. In the big center exhibit room several volunteers are painstakingly creating a model of Old Carlsbad. If one of the volunteers are present, be sure to ask them about the display and you will get a 15 minute verbal history lesson that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There is a great interactive bat exhibit right now. Good to see a touchable exhibit! The train room is available to view while being finished.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We just happened upon the museum & am so very glad we did! It was an absolutely wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. The fellow in the big room was a volunteer that was building a retrospective of the history of Carlsbad. SUPER interesting! He was so willing to talk about the history that we lost track of... More 

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