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Very well done

Considering where you are this is a great museum. Not too large. Cheap. But it will get you an idea... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Ray S
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Brea, California
Very good area museum

This museum is a gem. Nice exhibits and incredibly nice and accommodating staff. The two women... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Mike G
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Rye, New Hampshire
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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

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

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!

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

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.

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!

1  Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a cool little stop if you have the time. A lot of interesting history about the geology, original inhabitants, mining, western industrialization, etc and a neat little gift shop as well. If you are in a rush to get to points north or...More

1  Thank Joe A
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We went partially to learn the history of the area but also had heard the gift shop was nice, and it was! The museum is small, a bit disjointed but highly informative. Liked learning about early settlers and since we are staying at the base...More

1  Thank cdenoi
Reviewed May 29, 2017

While on my way to Death Valley had a little extra time so I decided to visit the Maturango Museum. Wonderful little museum with great exhibits on the local area. Along with the inside displays, there is an outdoor area that is great to explore....More

1  Thank Dan G
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special standard place to visit. Ok once but nothing to go out of your way. Nothing special about this place to see

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