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“If you love dinosaurs...”

Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Tucumcari
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Owner description: The Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory is located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on old Route 66. Many of the genuine fossils on display were collected by students enrolled in the College's Paleontology program. Also on display are life-sized bronzes dinosaur sculptures created through the College's Fine Arts Bronze program. We offer a discount on admission for active military.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Decatur, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
1,051 reviews
320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
“If you love dinosaurs...”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

...or even if you don't...this is a place to stop! Admission is cheap and you can easily spend an hour in here.

I really love that they have exhibits that you can touch...actually touch dinosaur bones!....and even dinosaur poop!!! They also have the world's largest collection of bronzed dinosaur bones in the world...amazing!

Most of the relics are from the southwest, but there are still many from around the world. Loved learning about the dinosaurs here most of all.

Love this place! Would love to bring the grandkids here!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

What a nice surprise. This dinosaur museum had excellent displays and explanations of the displays. Good narration of the dinosaur habitat in New Mexico. Worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Loved this.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Really enjoyed the interactive exhibits. This is an excellent museum for kids. Extremely entertaining!

Visited July 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Awesome museum”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

very impressed to find such a wonderful museum in this small community. If you have an interest in any way for the dinosaurs this is a must stop.

Visited October 2012
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Get your share of Dinosaurs”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was a unexpected stop, but we enjoyed it. Took about 1 hour to see everything. All is well set up and described. They have a children's interactive area, plenty of places to sit, a nice gift shop and rest rooms. We enjoyed the visit alot and learned some things as well.

Visited September 2012
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