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Planned to stay the night in Clayton but arrived early. The desk clerk at our motel suggested we... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Kokomo, Indiana
Favorite History Museum

This past summer I went to the Herzstein Museum with family. I REALLY enjoyed going because... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Dallas, Texas
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22 S 2nd St, Clayton, NM 88415-3061
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Planned to stay the night in Clayton but arrived early. The desk clerk at our motel suggested we check out this museum. Charles was our guide in the museum and was very knowledgeable and interesting. Lots to see and a whole lot of history. Quite...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This past summer I went to the Herzstein Museum with family. I REALLY enjoyed going because everything inside it actually came from the time period when the Herzsteins ran their store rather than just being some fabrication. Another thing that made the experience enjoyable was...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Stopped here while en route elsewhere. Was not sure what to expect; but it was larger than I would have initially guessed. A hodge-podge of items, curios, antiques and artifacts displayed in a building that used to be a church. There is much to see...More

1  Thank COGuest
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It has a great variety of unexpected facts about the town, the region, and life in Northeastern New Mexico. Charles gave a great tour, which was detailed and interesting, but never went on long enough to get boring. He is extremely knowledgeable. Definitely worth the...More

Thank Lu P
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We stopped in because we saw a sign on the highway going through town, and we needed a break. The museum is even better than expected. As with many small towns, there are great stories here, above and beyond the train robber Black Jack Ketchum....More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Was an awesome museum. We walked in and Charles Jordan gave us a special tour of all the rooms and told us some great stories about the pieces in the museum. We would highly recommend if your in Clayton to take time to stroll back...More

Thank Tammie R
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We happened on this museum while strolling main street in Clayton, NM. It is a hidden gem. Just happened to see a sign that said something about a museum around the corner. Took a little effort to spot it, but it was well worth it....More

Thank ahapyhiker
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch at 87 Restaurant today, and Russell recommended we visit this museum. Our tour guide, Charles, was a terrific storyteller and brought the history to life. I’ve driven through Clayton several times and had no idea the town has such...More

Thank Texasgal240
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We visited the museum on a Wednesday morning. We found it to be very clean and well kept. The exhibits were well arranged and interesting. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Charles was a joy to listen to. He obviously loves the historic value...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We stayed one night in Clayton on our way to see a rodeo in Oklahoma and were looking for something to do. I expected this to be one of those one or two room museums with a few dusty old artifacts. It was much more!...More

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