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Passed this place too many times- glad I stopped in and enjoyed this place

Fun and thought provoking we enjoyed the time we spent here and the people we met. The museums were... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Masch40
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
Great stop if it's on the way... don't go out of your way to see it

Our kids (ranging age 5-10) loved panning for stones and figuring out which ones they collected... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
lvathauer
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El Paso, Texas
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3 Jun 2018
“Passed this place too many times- glad I stopped in and enjoyed this place”
7 Nov 2018
“Like stepping back in time”
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This gift shop is relatively unchanged from when it was built into a cliff cave post-WWII. It's neat to shop in a walled-up "cave". It brings back fond childhood memories of shopping in souvenir/rock shops in the 50s/60s/70s. It's not an art gallery or boutique...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Fun and thought provoking we enjoyed the time we spent here and the people we met. The museums were interesting and a fun step back in time. The Pat Garrett museum was interesting and well laid out. It told the story about the sheriff shooting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Our kids (ranging age 5-10) loved panning for stones and figuring out which ones they collected. It was a bit pricey. I suggest that you stop if it's already along your route, but definitely do not go out of your way to visit there. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank lvathauer
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We were driving from Roswell to El Paso just pulled over so my partner could drive for a while. Really glad we did. This is a really interesting little stop. Great staff chatty and very helpful . Some funky stuff for sale and gifts. We...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Good place for souvenirs and for kids. The cave itself is smaller than I expected. Good place, but not what we expected.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Singh_it
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Cannot believe the collection in the museum buildings. So hard to believe all these rare collectibles are in one place in a small town. You have to walk through the museum buildings!!!!!!!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Dawnelle B
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went there to see if it would be good for our little grandkids. We found out that all ages would enjoy from finding gems and minerals to walking in part of a cave to seeing some of Lincoln County history in different buildings

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

I was very disappointed as it said cave and I thought we could tour a cave. But this was not to be as the cave is not open to the public. It did have a neat gift shop that showed the gems and minerals that...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to see. They have rocked in a natural cave. Inside they have a rock shop and dinosaur models. It also has an outdoor museum that was a little overpriced so I'm not sure what it had. Very patient staff with...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Lorene G
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Tourist trap? Well, kind of, yes...but no one is forcing anyone to buy anything. We didn't spend a dime, but enjoyed stopping and checking the place out. LOTs of gem stones, minerals, crystals, fossils and other "stuff". Actually, a lot of it is not overpriced...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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