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Review of Maturango Museum

Maturango Museum
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White River Junction, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“postcards”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

ony place in town I found postcards to send home. Really nice friendly folks.

Visited April 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Maturango Museum”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Natural History of the Upper Mojave Desert displays of animals and plants, children's corner, history of the area from Pleistocene to United States Navy, art gallery, great store with unique local books and gifts.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank j w
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California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A very enlightening museum”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

A small museum with many,many great features about the history of the surrounding countryside. A very knowledgeable and helpful staff. The Museum is being enlarged to hold more exhibits

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank oldsaltCalifornia
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Ridgecrest
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting and child friendly”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Surprising to find such a nice little museum in such a small town. The children kept interested, and that is saying a lot.

Visited April 2012
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Durango, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Don't go out of your way.”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We visit museums and visitor centers wherever we go so we have seen some pretty good ones over the years. The Maturango Museum is not far out of the way if you are traveling highway 395 anyway and have time to kill. It's a location we had heard about and just never seemed to get to, so we made a special trip -2 hours from our home- and boy was it not worth it! It is very small with a very limited collection. They are expanding and hope to open a new hall which will more than double their size in the fall. But much of the information here can be seen better in many other museums across the desert. The Mohave River Valley museum in Barstow, the Eastern California Museum in Independence -another north on 395-, and the Kelso Depot all offer better presentations and more information. The museum is basically one room of about 400 square feet, an gallery space, and a tiny book/gift shop. If you are fast reader and read every plaque in the place 60-90 minutes is more than enough. So if you find yourself stuck in Ridgecrest with nothing else to do, it's something to do. But it certainly is not worth a special trip.

Visited April 2012
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