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Western New Mexico University Museum

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Address: 1000 W College Ave, Fleming Hall, Silver City, NM 88061
Phone Number: +1 575-538-6386
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Located on the campus of Western New Mexico University, this museum...

Located on the campus of Western New Mexico University, this museum features important collections including Casas Grandes pottery, artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern cultures, historic Navajo rugs and photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas.

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This is a tad hard to locate, however,if you perserve you will find it to be worthwhile. Very informative on the ancient Membre people and it also shows you what the building was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a tad hard to locate, however,if you perserve you will find it to be worthwhile. Very informative on the ancient Membre people and it also shows you what the building was used for in the 1920's and early 30's.

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1 Thank Paul G
Deming, New Mexico
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I would suggest this place just for the views alone. Bring your reading glasses because all the writing is small. There is everything from pottery (school sponsored digs) to an old tv and radio in this place. It does have an elevator but no snacks available.

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1 Thank tkinney1974
Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Extensive collection of Mimbres pottery. Small museum so good for a day filled with many activities.

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1 Thank Carole C
Winona, Minnesota
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This museum houses a wonderful collection of Mimbres pottery dating from the 13th century or earlier.

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1 Thank Suzanne D
tucson
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

For anyone interested in the Anasazi people, in particular Mimbres pottery, this is a must stop. A bit hard to find but persevere!

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1 Thank JoycieTucson
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to museum based on other reviews and the Mimbres Pottery. While that was great, just as described, we thoroughly enjoyed the upper floor dedicated to the school history. It was extremely interesting and also gave insight to New Mexico history. Just happened to be there on the day new students were arriving for fall classes and it was... More 

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1 Thank Terrie R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Extensive collection of Mimbres pottery primarily from the NAN ranch dig in the 1960's and 70's. Lovely quiet little museum.

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1 Thank sgyorog
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Western New Mexico University Museum houses perhaps the best single collection of Mimbres pottery on view anywhere. It's a must for any serious student of archaeology, as well as visitors with an interest in fine art and ceramics. There's quite a bit of text to wade through in the displays, but the work speaks eloquently for itself across nearly... More 

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1 Thank Kirk E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Housed in a charming old building on campus the collection is extensive, informative and beautiful! Highly recommend this stop, especially if you appreciate valuing Native American heritage of the Southwest, which is sorely lacking in Silver City itself. You'd think history of this area began and ended with Billy the Kid based on the city's culture. Sorry there are no... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is an amazing museum. It houses the largest Mimbres Pottery exhibit in the world. Highly recommend!

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