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Maturango Museum

100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
+1 760-375-6900
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A very nice museum. Really lovely gift shop. The day I was there a group of middle-schoolers were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Light & airy

The indoor exhibits are housed in a light & airy new building so lighting is good. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
David E
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“mojave desert” (8 reviews)
“local area” (6 reviews)
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100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice museum. Really lovely gift shop. The day I was there a group of middle-schoolers were boisterously involved in a project. I received an apology for their noisy outbursts from a staff member, but hey, kids enjoying school? Not a problem!

Thank T L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The indoor exhibits are housed in a light & airy new building so lighting is good. The museum is not that large but had a good display of artefacts. There is also an area which houses temporary exhibits such as artwork & crafts. There is...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

What a neat place. It's free for children. They loved the outdoor maze and we learned about the desert plants and animals. A must stop for tourists.

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to know anything about Ridgecrest and want to buy quality gifts without a huge price, this is the place!

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a cool little stop if you have the time. A lot of interesting history about the geology, original inhabitants, mining, western industrialization, etc and a neat little gift shop as well. If you are in a rush to get to points north or...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We went partially to learn the history of the area but also had heard the gift shop was nice, and it was! The museum is small, a bit disjointed but highly informative. Liked learning about early settlers and since we are staying at the base...More

Thank cdenoi
Reviewed 30 May 2017

While on my way to Death Valley had a little extra time so I decided to visit the Maturango Museum. Wonderful little museum with great exhibits on the local area. Along with the inside displays, there is an outdoor area that is great to explore....More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing special standard place to visit. Ok once but nothing to go out of your way. Nothing special about this place to see

Thank john h
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum with lots of information on the region. Great presentation on the petroglyphs with replicas. My favorite part was the Labyrinth outdoors.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The space is small and not many displays, but they had a good gift shop and we really enjoyed the statues and gardens surrounding the museum!

Thank Margo F
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