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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

418 West Fox Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
575-887-0276
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Crowley, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have been to several caverns throughout the United States but nothing like this place. Truly inspiring and totally cool. The tour is self-guided and a flash light is not really required. Normally I would suggest a jacket due to the temperature drop but not in these caverns. Even though it's 56 degrees with the humanity it's a nice 70.... More

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Petaluma, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
63 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stopped by for a quick hour while walking around downtown Carlsbad. Interesting collection of local artifacts and displays of historical objects. The recycled exhibit was original and artwork collections were very well displayed. Check it out while in town - well worth it.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This municipal museum has a professional curator and conducts regular programs of particular local interest. There are many items collected from early settlers, and a significant display of prominent New Mexico artists. The is a beautiful Glenna Goodacre bronze statue in the front of the building. Check for special programs when you go - they are always interesting.

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Carlsbad, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Amazing collection of not only local history, but world-class art not found anywhere else in the state! Do not miss the Native American pottery collection! New fascinating exhibits being added regularly. A must see while visiting Carlsbad! Prepare to be amazed!

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