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Address: 108 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-3906
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+1 575-445-8979

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good for small town

has good history and displays of the Santa Fe trail, stagecoach stops, etc. Also good history about the abandonded coal towns surrounding the area with awesome pictures of what... read more

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Oceanside
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

has good history and displays of the Santa Fe trail, stagecoach stops, etc. Also good history about the abandonded coal towns surrounding the area with awesome pictures of what they were when they were booming. Very nice!

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Placitas, New Mexico
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

They put together a Dawson Exhibit for the reunion and we're so impressed with the new museum. I just wish they'd have had more pictures of people--we've all seen the pictures of the buildings and they're just not as interesting or why we travel for the reunion. Beautiful building and the curator was an excellent resource for information. We'll be... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

It was during posted business hours, so we went in. Turns out that they were rearranging and repainting but the curator allowed us to walk around the available exhibits. A great collection of large (at least 4 by 12 foot) panorama photos from the early 1900s. I especially found the photo of the automobile group driving 370 miles from Raton... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Very nice local museum. Large historical building in the middle of town. Tons of old photos and local memorabilia. The curator is in his 70's and grew up here, so he kinda knows what he's talking about if you have questions. This is worth visiting.

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Thank Rick K
Raton, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Raton Museum is not only an opportunity for history in a local environment but demonstrates a commitment to art and humanities in rural areas.

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Carrizozo, NM
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We were given a lecture on Raton and it was very informative. A man that really had his facts straight. There was also another room upstairs that we did not see.

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Thank skippyangel
Kaktovik, Alaska
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210 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a great museum to see and understand the mining and railroad industry of Raton, Dawson, NM and the surrounding area. The curator is extremely knowledgable and eager to help.

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Boulder, Colorado
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161 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

The building is very spacious, the staff was very friendly. It's more of a display of old stuff without a lot of explanation, likely the ace is under funded. Downtown Raton has seen better days and this museum is a good start for the rebirth.

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Thank AlanDOHashi
Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This museum is a real treasure. It's in a huge former department store - and the curator has gone above and beyond the typical small town museum. We spent an hour there and he shared wonderful stories about fabulous items - a bank safe that had a time clock in it-- very unusual -- miner's lamps that could NOT start... More 

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Hemet, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Native American history and detailed information of the life experienced by early settlers and their place in Western lore.

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