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Maturango Museum

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Address: 100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
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+1 760-375-6900
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Small but interesting

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!

Reviewed 6 days ago
Margo F
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Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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!

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CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small museum but has a lot packed into it. They had prehistoric fossils, petroglyphs, lots of taxidermy animals, geology exhibits and hands on areas for kids. They have a fairly large gift shop. The lady working there was very nice.

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Thank fungramma51
Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn all about the area and Death Valley, knowledgeable and friendly, great stuff to buy, free literature , Beautiful pictures and displays

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Moorpark, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treasure trove of interesting information about nearby China Lake petroglyphs (petroglyphs are only viewable by guided tours and require advance permission to access China Lake Navy base.

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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has been renovated and is incredible. Besides expanding the gift shop they now have a gallery that hosts art exhibits. Great place for area info and memorabilia.

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Cave Junction, OR
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102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

While this is a small museum, the admission price is low and the exhibits are very well done. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful and the gift shop has high quality items. Definitely worth a stop!

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Thank Jann01
Inyokern
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The museum has many fine examples of things found around the Indian Wells Valley. Examples of flowers, animal life, and local Indian history. A Very clean building with clean restrooms and lots of cool gifts for your friends back home

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Chico
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great exhibits, tons of information, art, crafts, a tremendous bookstore, well informed staff and located near a lot of good places to eat; if traveling in the northern Mojave Desert do stop In for an hour or so. It will be a great experience and will add a lot to your Desert trip. The Museum is especially convenient if headed... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

they were very helpful and knowing of all the local sites i wanted to visit and the articles housed there were fantastic .

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Forestville, California
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Stopped in here to check out information on Death Valley, our destination. A lovely woman who identified herself as a volunteer could not have been kinder to us and even offered our little dog water. The museum is small with the ubiquitous gift shop, clean bathrooms, and a small art exhibit. Children will love the stuffed desert dwellers, although the... More 

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