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Maturango Museum

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Coso Rock Art Petroglyphs Worth the Journey

As part of Ridgecrest’s annual Petroglyph festival, we took the tour out to see the incredible... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
HBSnowFlower
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Huntington Beach, California
Excellent museum highlighting the Mojave Desert regiom

Great exhibits on the desert flora and fauna along with next door China Lake Naval Air Weapons... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Steve B
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

As part of Ridgecrest’s annual Petroglyph festival, we took the tour out to see the incredible collection of petroglyphs in the Coso Rock Art National Landmark on the Naval Air Weapons Station- largest collection of native petroglyphs in the Western Hemisphere. Depending on where the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Great exhibits on the desert flora and fauna along with next door China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. There is a nice gift shop, admission fees are reasonable and a friendly, helpful staff. Not a huge museum, but well organized and very informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed October 6, 2018

My Grandson loved the exhibits, most of them are at a level low enough for small children to see and be able to read the signs. The staff are great, they were able to answer questions my Grandson/

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great program, the new extension has a fabulous gift shop lots of educational things for young children, for one of a kind gifts a great place to go...the exhibits are in the process of being expanded

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Considering where you are this is a great museum. Not too large. Cheap. But it will get you an idea of the area, animals, history, etc. Gift shop, no food

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ray S
Reviewed March 10, 2018

This museum is a gem. Nice exhibits and incredibly nice and accommodating staff. The two women working the desk were very knowledgeable and answered our numerous questions. They copied many pages of a guide book they had so we could take them as we explored...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed December 23, 2017

A very nice museum. Really lovely gift shop. The day I was there a group of middle-schoolers were boisterously involved in a project. I received an apology for their noisy outbursts from a staff member, but hey, kids enjoying school? Not a problem!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank T L
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The indoor exhibits are housed in a light & airy new building so lighting is good. The museum is not that large but had a good display of artefacts. There is also an area which houses temporary exhibits such as artwork & crafts. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank David E
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

What a neat place. It's free for children. They loved the outdoor maze and we learned about the desert plants and animals. A must stop for tourists.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Diana P
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

If you want to know anything about Ridgecrest and want to buy quality gifts without a huge price, this is the place!

Date of experience: April 2017
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