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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
Phone Number: 806-355-9547
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Check it out while you can !!

We were happy to find the monument. It had been moved from where it was 40+ years ago when I fist saw it. I told my family that there were pictures of inside of the sections of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Michael C
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Natchez, Mississippi
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to teach about helium & it's many uses. Next to a park with a pond & a kids playground. The playground has public restrooms & a place for kids to jump in the water.

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Palestine, TX
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good place to stop and stretch your legs. If you are looking for an off-the-wall tourist stop, this is it. Not much to do otherwise. Reading the plaques don't take but a few minutes. Definitely read about how they moved the monument to its present location. The time capsule concept integrated into the design of the monument... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting piece of history that includes time capsules, great photo opportunity. Free and quick stop to take the family.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

You know, this was kind of a big deal, when I was a kid in Amarillo...in like the 1970's...but unless you are just in the area...its really not that much! Its a cool honor to the city and Amarillo's Helium History, but not much of a tourist sight!

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Thank Cary and Kelly R
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232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Free and interesting learning experience. There's some placards where you can read some fascinating facts. You'll appreciate it, if you love chemistry. Or if you like science in general.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If a monument to the second lightest element (mined heavily in the area) sounds dumb to you, it likely will be. But, if you are nerd minded, if you can hardly believe that such a thing could exist in our sad idiocracy, this is a must see. It is also a time capsule and is filled with Helium; so even... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We were happy to find the monument. It had been moved from where it was 40+ years ago when I fist saw it. I told my family that there were pictures of inside of the sections of the types of items that were stored inside for the generations of the future to enjoy. I found out that what you see... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I agree with the other reviews. Don't make a 100 mile trip just to see the Helium Monument. However, if you are in Amarillo or driving through on Interstate 40, it's worth a look, especially if you like off-the-beaten-path attractions. Built in 1968 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium, the Helium Monument is outdoor sculpture, monument,... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ok guys, if you are already heading to the Discovery Center, then go ahead and take a family portrait with the Helium monument. It's not like a huge thing in Amarillo, it's just a statue/monument at Medi-park near the entrance of the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is neat to see, don't go too out of your way to see it though. It's also a huge sundial. Located in a medical office park, so you might not believe your GPS. There's also a time capsule under it and more will be opened in 2018.

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