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“fabulous and educational”

New Mexico History Museum
Ranked #7 of 272 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history museum from the Palace of the Governor's which is now part of the history campus.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

best thing to visit in santa fe for sure. nice job on the flow of the building and the multi-faceted exhibits.

Thank chilibonbons
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is an excellent museum with good permanent displays and wonderful changing exhibits to keep you coming back. It is very affordable especially if you get a combination ticket allowing you to enjoy other museums in Santa ;3.

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I am not sure how long the renovation is going on but most of the museum was closed for construction. I realize it was a perfect time because it was right before the high season but I was still bummed. I would definitely try to go back and see more because what we saw took maybe an hour to see.

1  Thank moe1106
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Complete background of New Mexico from beginning to the present. Also a nice cowboy exhibit that was very informative.

Thank MamaMiaScottsdale
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were looking for a pleasant, slow-paced way to spend our day so we started by checking Trip Advisor.

The New Mexico History Museum fit the bill perfectly! I don't think it is an "all day" event, but it is very nice.

HINT: Active Duty Military and their family members with them get FREE ADMISSION!

The Palace of the Governors is part of the History Museum as well, and there is an amazing array of artifacts. The third floor of the History Museum is the place for revolving displays. This part of the museum is HUGE, and we saw the "American Cowboy" exhibit; very cool!

1  Thank Jeff S
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