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Herzstein Memorial Museum

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Address: 22 S 2nd St, Clayton, NM 88415
Phone Number: +1 (575) 374-2977
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Very nice museum, worth a stop in this old West town

It may be somewhat unassuming from the outside, but this museum has a lot of info and exhibits from this town and the general area. It was very much a part of the "Wild West... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
htomc42
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It may be somewhat unassuming from the outside, but this museum has a lot of info and exhibits from this town and the general area. It was very much a part of the "Wild West" era, and was also greatly affected by the Dust Bowl disaster during the Great Recession of the 1930s, and there are lots of displays here... More 

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Clayton, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

My Sister in Laws and I went to the Museum for their revealing of the footage they obtained that contained orbs. It was fun. We watched footage and listened to experiences that the workers and volunteers have had, then we went, in the dark, down where some orbs have been sited. We had a blast!

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Victoria B, Front Office Manager at Herzstein Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in! We really enjoyed having everyone out to talk about our paranormal experiences! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We visited this museum due to our interest in the Dust Bowl and the Herzsteins' role in the book 'The Worst Hard Time,' which we had recently read. When we first arrived at the museum, we were a little uncertain as to where to begin. We followed signs pointing us upstairs, but it was a few minutes before we saw... More 

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Victoria B, Front Office Manager at Herzstein Memorial Museum, responded to this review

We apologize for not being at the door right away, we are brainstorming ways to be there as soon as guests come in. Thank you very much for stopping in, we appreciate all of your feedback! Please come back next time you are in town, we are constantly getting new items and rotating displays. More 

Centennial
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Interesting collection of history and trinkets. I would recommend ask for the tour, and be sure to ask about ghost stories.

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Clayton, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is a wonderful museum. It is ever changing, so stop in often. It is the best I have seen around this area.

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Texas
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

I really liked this free museum. That being said, I was not a big fan of the Jack Black part of it. If you have younger children you might want to stear them clear of that part. My kids had nightmares after seeing black and white pictures of the decapitated Jack Black.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This museum is really worth seeing. There are so many different type of exhibit areas. From Sally Rooke, the telephone operator who saved a town to Black Jack Ketchum, the train robber, you should plan to spend several hours here!

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New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is one block off the highway in the middle of town. Two levels with stairs and an elevator. Lots of exhibits from local families about life in the high plains. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Nice gift shop with books, toys, and other items that make great gifts.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We stopped here on our way through North Eastern New Mexico and spent about 45 minutes looking around. There are two levels, downstairs are displays from the area, upstairs is more info about the Herzstein Family and the area. I thought it was a great museum and free. There is also a gift shop onsite with reasonable prices. The staff... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good people there, nice small shop, pretty good displays of social history of Union County. They could use some mineral samples from the copper mines that were active in the early 1900s there.

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