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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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Great Museum

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Humble
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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Glendale, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The art work and displays were breathtaking. The Goddard area was a wonderful walk through the history of missile development

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Fair Play, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A surprisingly nice and informative museum in the heart of town. Loved the stage coach and the model train exhibit. Worth the time to see.

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