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Helium Monument

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1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
+1 806-355-9547
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enjoyable stop

it looks a bit neglected and sad...signs are faded and not well maintained. but we were glad we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JRL4811
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Austin, Texas
A quick and fun STEM activity (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) for all ages.

Okay, so this is not a destination but a side trip along the way..but a fun one. We almost did... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
AMP0907
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
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"discovery center"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

it looks a bit neglected and sad...signs are faded and not well maintained. but we were glad we stopped and took a gander.

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Okay, so this is not a destination but a side trip along the way..but a fun one. We almost did not go, but it was interesting. It was built in 1968. There are four time capsules to opened in 25, 50, 100, and 1,000 years.The...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Well, it’s a monument. How much time can you spend looking at one? It’s unlikely you’ll find another monument to helium so might as well make a quick stop.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Pretty darn cool.A monument for Helium. The tubes are full of books and memorabilia to be opened in the future.It is on the hospital grounds, so check your directions.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is a good place to visit. Great photo opportunities. This is right in front of the Discovery Center.

Thank 142Jen
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Was really interesting & different. We followed & went to most of the Route 66 acctractions. This was very different & interesting from the normal tourist traps.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Cool monument dedicated to helium. Time capsule underneath. Pouring when we stopped, unfortunately, but worth a look if you're heading to the science museum next-door with kids or you want to embrace your inner nerd a little.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Cool place you can spend 20 minutes at. There is some information on the history of the monument there as well.

Thank Louis F
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

If you're in the area this is worth a 15-20 minute stop. First time capsule opening was in 1993. Next capsule opening will be in 2018, then in 2068, and the last in 2968. In addition to the time capsules, there is a nice model...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Open 24/7, this cool sculpture celebrates the element's contribution to the economy of the area. It is a tall steel tripod with time capsules buried at each support. It is also a pretty accurate sundial. A steel replica of the element Helium is the center...More

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Karen P
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Biggdan |
The Helium Time Columns Monument Committee in conjunction with the Discovery Center will be hosting an event celebrating the 50 year column opening on September 29, 2018.
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Lynda W
February 25, 2017|
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Response from dougf74 | Reviewed this property |
outside monument with no set hours
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