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Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wifi
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“replicated & original fossils”

The Exhibit Hall at the Mesaland’s Community College’s Dinosaur Museum houses a host of replicated and original fossils from tiny footprint casts to the 40′ long skeleton Torvosaurus, a rare carnivore relative of Tyrannosaurus rex which hails from the Jurassic period.

The Museum’s focus is on the Mesozoic period, which is also known as ‘The Age of Dinosaurs.’ The Mesozoic is comprised of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Features of the Dinosaur Museum include:
10,000 square feet of exhibit space
spacious, well-equipped paleontology/geology laboratory
large storage area for Museum collections not on exhibit.

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Reviewed by
mjonthefarm

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0

Very nice little museum. Several teeth and bones are local finds. Fun interaction for little kid

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Reviewed by
Traquel

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 11, 2014

Loved this lil hidden gem!!! We took our 4 young children and they really loved the Mueseum. It was educational, interactive, and fun for the entire family! Well worth our detour!

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Reviewed by
kae.bingham

  • 3 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 25, 2014

This place was awesome. It even had a digging pit for the two little ones to spend some time in!

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Reviewed by
bjennz

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0

It was a lot of fun! Even my "too cool"for this pre-teen enjoyed himself. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed by
lynnpape

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0

We have visited a lot of museums and quite a few dinosaur exhibits (9 year old love dinosaurs). This is a really awesome museum. Discounts for teachers and students. It is updated by students from the college and has a lot of cool exhibits (check out the augmented reality sandbox). The bronze skeletons are fantastic! There is also a kid's area with a 6x6 dig area. The gift shop has some small fossils for sale. Great way to spend an afternoon!

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Reviewed by
srosello84

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

My family had a blast at the dinosaur museum. There were a lot of cool information and it only took about 45 minutes to go through. Tickets were cheap and they have a great military discount.

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Reviewed by
didikay007

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 18, 2015

I'm not a huge museum person but this was really cool. Lots of interesting fossils accompanied with brief descriptions, some interactive pieces, and fun photo ops. It's not a very big museum so it makes for the perfect, quick yet fun leg stretching stop for roadtrippers with a more enticing destination ahead. Recommend for all!

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Reviewed by
AswaldHHooker

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 24, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great place to stop for about one-two hours. I was able to meet the director. She took the time to explain and give me a tour. Great time.

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ashc

  • 12 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 1, 2015
Rated 5.0

Very cool and interactive! Not just for kids!!!

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Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

222 E Laughlin Ave
Tucumcari, New Mexico
88401 USA

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  • Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Free Parking

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