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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

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Address: 222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone Number: +1 575-461-3466
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The Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences...

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 Fine Arts Bronze program. We office a discount on admission for active military.

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a nice stop

I was on a trip from Sante Fe, NM, to Amarillo, TX. I wanted to find something redemptive to take some time. I had read about the Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari. It was well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Huntington, Indiana
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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was on a trip from Sante Fe, NM, to Amarillo, TX. I wanted to find something redemptive to take some time. I had read about the Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari. It was well worth stopping for and very surprising in a small town that seems so very much down on its luck. I think families with children would love... More 

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My partner & I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this "dinosaur" museum. They were still putting the finishing touches to one section but 90% was open/accessible. A great mixture of resin (and other materials) models and genuine artefacts. NOt a huge space to have to walk around either - very compact. There are interactive things for kids to enjoy and even a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband & I spent almost 2 hours here and learned so much at this dinosaur museum. You can even see into the lab where they are doing research. This is also a great place to bring your kids.

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Thank Yags0001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Came in to buy a toy dinosaur for a grandson and got a very interesting short tour. Certainly would like to return when I can stay longer.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good for kids, allows them to touch and feel. Glass partition to see lab where people work on fossils. Suggest putting up a map to show general locations / areas (but not exact) of where fossils are found, just like is done in the western Oklahoma Panhandle.

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Calimesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

What an AWESOME PLACE!! It's small but so worth it. So much to do and see. Live scientific research happening in front of you. They were doing dinosaur eggs when we were there. Ride the dno!!

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Thank Daniel R
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A small place with a lot of stuff. Interesting exhibits and a very friendly staff, some nice hands-on stuff for the kids.

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Thank strong1513
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great, short stop across I-40's wide open expanses. The museum isn't huge, but still worth the time. Our boys enjoyed being able to see representations of dinosaur bones and skulls. Stop in, if you have 30 minutes to an hour.

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Thank John S
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was lovely! Not overwhelming, educational, well staged and easy to do in as little or as long as you'd like. My girls loved it, especially the interactive watershed activity. Very worth a stop. The gift shop offers a lot of cool items, too.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Found this on our way from the Historical museum. A well laid out display that covers a wide range of 'dinosaurs'. Very informative.

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