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Helium Monument

1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
+1 806-355-9547
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Cool site

Was really interesting & different. We followed & went to most of the Route 66 acctractions. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
Neat monument.

Cool monument dedicated to helium. Time capsule underneath. Pouring when we stopped, unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Henderson, Nevada
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1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
+1 806-355-9547
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was really interesting & different. We followed & went to most of the Route 66 acctractions. This was very different & interesting from the normal tourist traps.

Thank wiiliamh2017
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Cool monument dedicated to helium. Time capsule underneath. Pouring when we stopped, unfortunately, but worth a look if you're heading to the science museum next-door with kids or you want to embrace your inner nerd a little.

Thank emmdeeceee
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Cool place you can spend 20 minutes at. There is some information on the history of the monument there as well.

Thank Louis F
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you're in the area this is worth a 15-20 minute stop. First time capsule opening was in 1993. Next capsule opening will be in 2018, then in 2068, and the last in 2968. In addition to the time capsules, there is a nice model...More

2  Thank Anita M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Open 24/7, this cool sculpture celebrates the element's contribution to the economy of the area. It is a tall steel tripod with time capsules buried at each support. It is also a pretty accurate sundial. A steel replica of the element Helium is the center...More

Thank Tjaw1776
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a neat little spot to visit. It was built in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium. Amarillo was once known as the helium capital of the world. There are 4 time capsules located beneath it. One is opened...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This used to be located right off of I 40 and I would pass it every day. Then they moved it to the Remote location it is at now and I haven't visited in years. I had forgotten how big this thing is and that...More

Thank gsimpson7
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was an interesting point of interest. The legs (columns) of the structure were filles with books and historic items to let people of the future see what it was like to live in 1968. It is basically a huge multi compartment Time Capsule.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I love physics. I am a researcher and investigator on Helium use as a medical gas. I was passing through Amarillo, this is was a must stop for me. The time capsule is nice. Kids will stop by to read the story after they leave...More

Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The first time I saw this monument it was located right off I-40 and it had a small museum with it. Now it has been moved and while not really hard to get to, it is out of the way. Other than reading about it,...More

1  Thank alphawolfie
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Lynda W
25 February 2017|
Response from dougf74 | Reviewed this property |
outside monument with no set hours