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“One of the 1st places I visited” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Zuhl Museum

The Zuhl Museum
775 College Drive, Las Cruces, NM
+1 575-646-4714
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Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Las Cruces
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Owner description: The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection, on display in the Zuhl Museum in the east wing gallery of the New Mexico State University Alumni and Visitors Center, contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. This gallery is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to the university and southern New Mexico. Additional items from the collection are displayed in the Zuhl Library, located four blocks east near the center of campus.
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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“One of the 1st places I visited”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Zuhl is one of the first places I visited in Las Cruces. The family donated a very large collection, mostly of petrified wood. It was so interesting for me to see so much of it came from Oregon, which was my previous resident state. There are many very interesting and very beautiful items in the collection. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Hard to find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place is a little hard to find because of road construction all around it,but it is a great place to go.There are several displays of fossils and the most awesome displays of petrified wood you will ever see.As well as the coolest mineral displays. If you think this sounds too nerdy for you,you really NEED to go see it yourself.

Visited April 2014
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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“Fantastic place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a relatiively smalll museum that will provide an enormous amount of pleasure. The exhibits consisting of stones, petrified wood, and fossiils are absolutely beautiful. This is well worth your time and you will not forget what you see. Go!

Visited January 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The museum is small, but well worth a visit. Impressive collection of petrified wood and some nice fossils too!

Visited November 2013
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“Little-known museum worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Alumni and Visitors Center at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces features the Zuhl Collection Gallery of more than 1,000 academically important specimens of petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals, dating as far back as 4.5 billion years ago. Displays include fossil remains of extinct animals and plants, dinosaur bones and tracks of ancient amphibians, as well as one of the largest pieces of petrified wood ever cut and polished to highlight the mineral content. It is well curated and displayed. Worth at least an hour-long visit. Free, 775 College Dr., but only open weekdays, 8-5. Closed on holidays. (http://alum.nmsu.edu/s/422/internal.aspx?gid=1&pgid=279)

Visited May 2013
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