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Maturango Museum

100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
+1 760-375-6900
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MUSEUM, GIFT SHOP & VISITOR CENTER OH MY

The out side grounds and building have old items on display as part of the landscape which looks... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
707clayg
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Lomita, California
Gem of a small museum

Although more souvenirs than exhibits, the exhibits are interesting, the souvenirs tasteful, the... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2016
Donal W
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“china lake” (10 reviews)
“gift shop” (16 reviews)
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100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

The out side grounds and building have old items on display as part of the landscape which looks very nice. You walk into a fine gift shop that is very clean and orderly and very happy people to help answer any questions. They have a...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Although more souvenirs than exhibits, the exhibits are interesting, the souvenirs tasteful, the publications and information abundant, and the employees and docents extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank Donal W
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum/gift shop with a little bit of everything. Charlotte the gift shop volunteer was amazing!!!

Thank Laurieshappy
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I went to this museum on the way to Death Valley. The Museum is an information center for Death Valley and the Northern Mojave Desert. Good place to stop and get Death Valley information. Also a good place to stop for supplies as there are...More

Thank JeffWdbr
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very interesting museum. It is well cared for and has a very nice gift shop attached to it also. Parking is easy.

Thank halemano
Reviewed August 19, 2016

The Maturango Museum is a great place to learn about local desert history and lore. Inside the museum you'll find a children's area, revolving local art exhibits, and exhibits depicting natural history. There is a small admission fee, if you are not a museum member.

Thank MissDaisy
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wonderful museum that displays typical scenes, flora and fawna of the desert. The gift shop is a favority place for locals to buy local gifts!

Thank KtMcG2014
Reviewed May 18, 2016

My daughter and I walked through the gardens and solar system exhibit outside. Inside we learned about the area. Yes, there actually was a China Lake here long past.

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Quaint museum! Loved it! would recommend stopping in! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable!!

Thank chutchis0n
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Enjoyed a brief visit to this museum. Small, but very informative. Good information for people interested in natural history.

Thank juliethegardener
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