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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
+1 575-461-3466
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Great small museum. Friendy staff. Really enjoyed it. Worth the small detour. Had a good visit... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Mitch I
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This little out-of-the-way museum was a complete surprise. This is a fabulous display of serious... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
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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.
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222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great small museum. Friendy staff. Really enjoyed it. Worth the small detour. Had a good visit. Took only an hour or so to see everything.

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This little out-of-the-way museum was a complete surprise. This is a fabulous display of serious archeology and related studies that are the results of students academic and research work.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visited here on 4/27 on our way to ABQ. The museum has a surprising number of fossils and bronze casts of dinosaurs. It also does a good job explaining why there are so many fossils in the area. We spent an hour plus visiting...More

Thank Peter K
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DinosaurDirector, Museum Director at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

For a small facility it is quite well done. They have an interesting side story regarding the college being involved in metal casting done internationally for the bones and I was surprised at the quality of the exhibits for such a small facility.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Friendly staff, cute gift shop and loads of history! I got to ride "Bootsie" AND color! And no kids around to bug me! We went early on Saturday and had the place to ourselves for a good while. It's a great place for kids (not...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

In the smallest town I've seen...more interested in what people do in this town than the dinosaurs! Had one cool sand/water exhibit. Other than that, not too exciting, but cool if you like science fiction Very nice gift shop. Employee was very friendly.

Thank Katie T
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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...More

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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...More

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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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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.

Thank TOM D
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J M
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Response from TOM D | Reviewed this property |
Do not know, but you should call the Museum and ask them - they were very helpful when I was there.
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26 January 2016|
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Response from DinosaurDirector | Property representative |
$6.50 Adults; $4.00 for Children 5-11; Children under 5 Free; Discount for: Seniors, College Students, Teachers, and Active Military Families
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