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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

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Address: 222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
Phone Number: (575) 461-3466
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Lots of displays in a small area.

Good for kids, allows them to touch and feel. Glass partition to see lab where people work on fossils. Suggest putting up a map to show general locations / areas (but not exact... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
CatherineFrench
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good for kids, allows them to touch and feel. Glass partition to see lab where people work on fossils. Suggest putting up a map to show general locations / areas (but not exact) of where fossils are found, just like is done in the western Oklahoma Panhandle.

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Calimesa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

What an AWESOME PLACE!! It's small but so worth it. So much to do and see. Live scientific research happening in front of you. They were doing dinosaur eggs when we were there. Ride the dno!!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

A small place with a lot of stuff. Interesting exhibits and a very friendly staff, some nice hands-on stuff for the kids.

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Thank strong1513
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a great, short stop across I-40's wide open expanses. The museum isn't huge, but still worth the time. Our boys enjoyed being able to see representations of dinosaur bones and skulls. Stop in, if you have 30 minutes to an hour.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was lovely! Not overwhelming, educational, well staged and easy to do in as little or as long as you'd like. My girls loved it, especially the interactive watershed activity. Very worth a stop. The gift shop offers a lot of cool items, too.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Found this on our way from the Historical museum. A well laid out display that covers a wide range of 'dinosaurs'. Very informative.

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Logan, New Mexico, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very nice small museum. Lots of native or local artifacts. Watch as people actually clean and research items. Very friendly staff. They even displayed a fossil of my daughters. Take the kids and enjoy!

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had some time to kill in Tucumcari and stumbled across this museum. It is very interesting and manageable. Has the right amount of information and some interactive displays. Bronze replicas of the dinosaurs are very unique! Great gift shop for science projects.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This was a great place to stop from road travel and take a break. These people have put a lot of passion into this place. Educational and cool. I think most people would enjoy. Positive all younger kids will get a kick out of this place

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to stop in but couldn't due to it being closed. Haven't really known of many museums closed on Monday's. Will try another time maybe when traveling west.

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