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Maturango Museum

100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
+1 760-375-6900
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Very nice but small museum

It is a small museum but has a lot packed into it. They had prehistoric fossils, petroglyphs, lots... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great place to learn all about the area and Death Valley, knowledgeable and friendly, great stuff... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Daytona Beach, Florida
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  • 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
+1 760-375-6900
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

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.

Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank tvfilmproducer
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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.

Thank David K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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.

Thank Loren K
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!

Thank Jann01
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

Thank mctraps
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...More

Thank korotaj
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 .

Thank twkuremsky
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...More

Thank ptryph
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stayed in Ridgecrest on the way to Death Valley. We were pleasantly surprised with the town. We decided to stop by the museum and learn a little about the area. For such a small museum, everything in there was interesting. There was a lot...More

Thank Ali10403
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