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The Zuhl Museum

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A great museum in Las Cruces. The numerous examples of petrified wood were stunning. Everything in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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It really is a little hidden, but look for the windmills and you are getting close! This is a huge... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
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The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at New Mexico State University showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection...more
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775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum in Las Cruces. The numerous examples of petrified wood were stunning. Everything in the museum - fossils, minerals- was interesting. Definitely worth your time if you have about an hour and wonder what to do. We woukd go back.

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

It really is a little hidden, but look for the windmills and you are getting close! This is a huge collection and free museum! Amazing!

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The extensive collection of petrified wood and fossils at the Zuhl museum is really amazing. There are four or five large rooms filled was beautiful artifacts that have been collected around the world. I especially loved the smaller selection of dinosaur bones. It’s free to...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Tucked away at the west end of New Mexico State University among agricultural fields, horses, and cattle, you will find the Zuhl Museum. It is packed with huge fossils, beautiful petrified wood, rock samples, and stunning natural wonders. For kids who enjoy rocks, this is...More

Thank rczernia
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Herb and Joan Zuhl (Joan is deceased) traveled west on vacation. They discovered a ranch where the owner let them dig up a petrified log. Shipped to New York, they had it cut and polished into wall hangings and table tops. It started a new...More

Thank budrussowriter
Reviewed June 26, 2018

There are so many different rocks and fossils and every single one is absolutely beautiful, I had never seen anything like that before. Wish I had discovered this when younger I think I would have gone out exploring for these when much younger.

Thank Ln L
Reviewed April 27, 2018

If you only have time for one "thing to do" in LC, go to the Zuhl. It's on the edge of the university campus. We were in LC for two months and finally got there during our last week. So, so glad we got there...More

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank-you for your kind words. So glad you made it to see the collection.

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Our son loves rocks and says he wants to be a geologist when he grows up, so this museum was a given for our family. But even our daughter who is less interested in geology was still impressed by the magnitude of these slabs. They...More

Thank Mark H
ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

So glad both kids found something to interest them about the collection. Please come back and see us!

Reviewed March 31, 2018

This place is a gold mine for people who get excited about science. Easily accessible and not very crowded. Definitely worth a stop.

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank-you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the collection.

Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you think you have seen petrified wood before, well... you haven't until you see this collection. These amazing stones were collected by a man named Zuhl and donated to NMSU. It is a small museum and should only take 60 to 90 minutes to...More

Thank Anne C
ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank-you for the kind words. Our petrified wood collection is the largest and finest on display in the country!

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So sorry for the very very late response. We are trying to do a better job of keeping up with our Trip Advisor site. Yes! We just renovated the Zuhl Museum and it now includes a Kids Corner that has things for all ages of... More
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January 23, 2017|
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So sorry for the very very late response. We are trying to do a better job of keeping up with our Trip Advisor site. We just renovated the museum and our new hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and every 2nd Saturday from... More
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