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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
Phone Number: 806-355-9547
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Fun and interesting

I didn't know that Amarillo was the helium capital of the world. Fun trivia and interesting monument. Worth stopping by to see and snap a few photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Teneke W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know that Amarillo was the helium capital of the world. Fun trivia and interesting monument. Worth stopping by to see and snap a few photos.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about the Helium Monument in the AAA guide and decided to stop by and see it. It was very interesting and a good stretch stop.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Interesting stop by a park, playground, and the botanical gardens. Very teachable moments about helium, natural resource stewardship, and time capsules.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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