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Southeastern New Mexico Sights

Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum

  • 222 E. Laughlin Ave. Map It
  • Tucumcari

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The biggest attraction beyond the miles of neon and the Blue Swallow Motel is the Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum, where marvelous full-size bronze dinosaur skeletons are on display. This area was a hotbed of Triassic activity, when dinosaurs emerged in their development, and there are species here—like the Struthiomimus—that you won't find anywhere else in the world. The skeletons are cast in the local foundry, and they are touchable. The latest addition, a Parosaurolophus from the Farmington, New Mexico, area even "breathes" through re-created respiratory tubes—talk about realistic!

Sight Information

Address:

222 E. Laughlin Ave., , follow signs off Rte. 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico, 88401, United States

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Phone:

575-461–3466

Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Mar.–Labor Day, Tues.–Sat. 10–6; Labor Day–Feb., noon–5.

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