Geronimo Springs Museum

Geronimo Springs Museum, Truth or Consequences: Hours, Address, Geronimo Springs Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Geronimo Springs Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Janice B
Las Cruces, NM362 contributions
Jun 2021
Great museum. Amazing all of the history they have compiled here. The museum is comprised of several rooms, depicting the history of Southern New Mexico. They have an unbelievable collection of arrowheads, dating back 8000 years. Lots of interesting memorabilia, artifacts, antiques, paintings, etc. Definitely a worthwhile stop!
Written June 18, 2021
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Jim A
Albuquerque, NM13 contributions
Mar 2020
This small museum on Main Street in Truth or Consequences New Mexico has a little something for everyone. All aspects of the areas history is covered, with various exhibits ranging from pottery, arrowheads and tools, to the "cowboy" era all the way up to the space age. One small point is that in some places it is tight quarters. People with wheelchairs can get through (there are handicapped accessible ramps throughout the entire facility), but may find it challenging in some of the tight spots. Still, for the very reasonable admission price we paid, it was a delightful way to spend part of an afternoon.
Written March 14, 2020
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naturelover
Santa Fe, NM35 contributions
Jan 2020
I was amazed at the quality and number of exhibits in this seemingly small museum. It just keeps on going and going into more rooms!
Pottery exhibit-Wow. Extensive arrowhead collection-Wow. Don't miss the mastodon skull or the "Devilfish" and the exhibits on the history of the area (not just of the tv show!!) are lovingly done. You can really tell the that the people who created this museum are proud of their hometown.
And check out the gift shop too. They have a good book collection and nicely done crafts.
Seriously, it is one of the best museums I have ever visited! GO!
Written January 26, 2020
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Alicia S
Paint Rock, AL20 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Just a disappointment from the moment we arrived. The American flag is in tatters, wrapped helplessly, knotted and devoid of the honor it deserves. If you can't fly it correctly, don't fly it at all. (A sign at its base indicates it's being flown in "honor" of an individual citizen.)
According to the sign on the door, this museum is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for house keeping. Why don't you start with respecting our universal symbol of freedom and retire that flag properly. Your local boy scout troop would be happy to help, I'm sure.
Written October 19, 2021
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tana179
Birming6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The museum was a great experience that got us out of the heat of the day. Really cheap to do, too. It had a large variety of rooms and things to look through; the rocks were a surprising standout. The worker there was very kind and gave us some materials for nearby attractions. She even gave us directions to the Elephant Butte lookout which was beautiful.
Written May 16, 2022
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wgm51
Albuquerque, NM113 contributions
Nov 2021
We really enjoyed this small, local history museum. Although if felt cluttered, and the displays were not always well labeled or professionally designed, it was still really interesting. Well worth the small price of admission.
Written November 5, 2021
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Lisa
7 contributions
Oct 2021
What a fun, quirky little local museum this was! Many, many artifacts squeezed into multiple rooms with different themes that give you a great feel for the area through the years. The writing explaining the history has some great tongue in cheek moments that had me laughing out loud and wanting to know more. The pottery collection divided by era was fascinating, and who knew there were THAT MANY types of barbed wire? Definitely going back there next time I visit!
Written October 24, 2021
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scot l
4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This museum is a funky throw back to a time long ago. It is an odd collection of artifacts and memorabilia. It isn't politically correct and doesn't make much sense, but a must see when in T or C.
Written March 16, 2020
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Darin K
Rio Rancho, NM35 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
The museum has some very cool old artifacts covering the area's history from Native Americans through Old West and all the way into the Truth or Consequences game show tie in to the current name. I enjoyed seeing many of the items on display but found that our boys, aged 5- 7, lost interest quickly and we spent more time trying to keep them from damaging the items, which are largely sitting in the open and easily accessible to small hands, then we did enjoying what there was to see. If you're visiting in the summer, don't plan a visit as a safe haven from the heat: it's an old building with no air conditioning and it felt only a few degrees cooler than the 90+ degree outside temp.
Written July 20, 2014
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DnL_Adventures
Tupelo, MS96 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Of the things to do in Elephant Butte (only 7 miles from) Truth or Consequences,NM we made seeing this museum a priority. We were not disappointed. There is such a wide variety of displays, including a large portion devoted to Geronimo's history in the area, as well as other Indians. Then there is the FACT that Ralph Edwards staff for the show Truth or Consequences sought out a community that would " agree to change the name of their town to Truth or Consequences." So this community once called Hot Springs, NM was suggested and then chosen to be that town. Now every year they have a Fiesta to acknowledge their name change & celebrate. For nearly 50 yrs after the change, Ralph Edwards, his family and a variety of notable actors, musicians, & celebrities would come for the annual Fiesta. There were multiple rooms with many diverse displays and even a section for the kiddos where they could be "hands on with some items like small scaled horses, cows, wagons are re-arrange them to their liking. Art work, displays of hand made crafts, some of the Fiesta dresses and a tribute to some of the past Fiesta queens. A video of Ralph Edwards is a must see, that will take you down memory lane, especially IF you happen to be old enough to remember him & some of the stars you will see from the past. PLEASE be sure to allow enough time to really enjoy the different displays. They also have a very friendly staff and nice gift shop too! It's worth the time.
Written October 1, 2014
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Geronimo Springs Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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