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Raton Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The history of Raton and the surrounding area is fascinating. You need to take the tour with Roger... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2019
lyndellp2016
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Raton Museum

What a marvelous resource here in Raton! The museum curator, Roger Sanchez is himself a wonderful... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Mark R
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108 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-3906
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

The history of Raton and the surrounding area is fascinating. You need to take the tour with Roger to get the full value of what everything is. I've been in a 100+ museums and this was one of my favorites. It's not just the stuff...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank lyndellp2016
Reviewed April 13, 2019

What a marvelous resource here in Raton! The museum curator, Roger Sanchez is himself a wonderful treasure. He is so knowledgeable about local history and he has a story about almost every piece and exhibit in the museum. Do NOT miss the opportunity to talk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This Museum is amazing for information of the history of Raton, and Coal MIning towns in general. Great displays and helpful, educational information.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandi L
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a tremendous asset to Raton. Great snapshot of the area. Fascinating articles. Roger does awesome job curating the museum. Even greater asset are the stories that Roger can share. History buffs should stop here!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sparke01
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Well done museum for a small town. The town now is not doing very well. Many of the business are closed. But from this museum, there was life in town years ago. I hope that they do come back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 311royg
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This is not a huge museum but the manager Roger is full of knowledge! The museum is nicely organized. They offer occasional informational events ie: speakers on historical topics. A program on WW1 is coming up. If you visit Raton make sure you add an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 49lindes
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The Raton Museum does a great job of telling the story of the New Mexico coal mines and the people who worked/lived there. They also have some beautiful artwork and other exhibits. Another highlight is the museum director Roger who is super knowledgeable and gives...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lucky2324
Reviewed February 3, 2018

What a well organized and interesting place to stop for visit. Learn more about the town, county and region. Interested in mining? Stop in.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Carol B
Reviewed October 21, 2017

We didn't have long to stay in town due to a long drive we had to do that day. Our short stay at the museum with the friendly staff knowing the history of the area gave us a good understanding of the area. Highly recommended...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a great museum for a small town. Old coal mines that have closed and the work done there; old Number Please switch boards; dolls; paintings; Glass; antiques. There is too much to see to mention here.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Yvonne S
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