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“Very cool small museum”

Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum
Ranked #3 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
Reviewed May 8, 2013

It's a small place but the stuff they have is amazing! I really liked that a lot of the exhibits they had you could touch, which made it a million times better!

Thank AlmaG639
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Although smaller in size this museum was a very neat thing to stop and see. Customer service was awesome and we had fun shopping in the gift shop after.

Thank MrsAnneR
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was by far one of the best parts of our Southwest trip. The kids area here is just wonderful, they gave the kids lots of hands on activities, the exhibits are well designed and organized, and you can see a real working archaeology lab, how awesome is that! They have a fair priced gift shop as well, and the price of admission is really reasonable. I would have never none to stop if not for TripAdvisor, thanks so much, this was just a wonderful 2-3 hour stop that helped keep our trip moving along.

Thank Turbo_Todd
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is quite a nice surprise. We were given a backstage tour of the museum where we watched students at work. They were fantastic teaches as they gave us a show and tell of different archeological and geological finds. It was fun to actually touch and sometimes hold prehistoric bones and foliage. The museum is great with lots of exhibits.

Thank cacobun
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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!!!!

Thank MNM1011
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