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Maturango Museum

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Address: 100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
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On our way to Rock Creek

Great little museum/gift shop with a little bit of everything. Charlotte the gift shop volunteer was amazing!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great little museum/gift shop with a little bit of everything. Charlotte the gift shop volunteer was amazing!!!

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Thank Laurieshappy
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went to this museum on the way to Death Valley. The Museum is an information center for Death Valley and the Northern Mojave Desert. Good place to stop and get Death Valley information. Also a good place to stop for supplies as there are limited services between Ridgecrest and Death Valley.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very interesting museum. It is well cared for and has a very nice gift shop attached to it also. Parking is easy.

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Thank halemano
Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Maturango Museum is a great place to learn about local desert history and lore. Inside the museum you'll find a children's area, revolving local art exhibits, and exhibits depicting natural history. There is a small admission fee, if you are not a museum member.

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Thank MissDaisy
Ridgecrest, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful museum that displays typical scenes, flora and fawna of the desert. The gift shop is a favority place for locals to buy local gifts!

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Thank KtMcG2014
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My daughter and I walked through the gardens and solar system exhibit outside. Inside we learned about the area. Yes, there actually was a China Lake here long past.

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Thank Kathleen S
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Quaint museum! Loved it! would recommend stopping in! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable!!

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Enjoyed a brief visit to this museum. Small, but very informative. Good information for people interested in natural history.

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san francisco
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34 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We also didn't actually go into the museum but got some handouts. We stopped for the museum but since you enter directly into a gift shop and it wasn't clear what the museum had in it we didn't stay. The staff was busy selling in the gift shop and we couldn't ask (waited a while but they were chatting and... More 

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Thank aatimes2
Berkeley, CA
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Didn't actually go into the museum but got great advice from the staff and handouts. Passing through on our way to Death Valley to see wildflowers.

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