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Tucumcari Historical Museum

416 S Adams St, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2718
+1 575-461-4201
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A nice surprise

The place is not too big but it is very interesting. A full immersion into Tucumcari's history and... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
Take Some Time to Go Back in Time

This little tucked-out-of-the-way museum was PACKED with so many interesting things to see! We... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“old school” (3 reviews)
416 S Adams St, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2718
+1 575-461-4201
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The place is not too big but it is very interesting. A full immersion into Tucumcari's history and its roots.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This little tucked-out-of-the-way museum was PACKED with so many interesting things to see! We were particularly interested in the story of Black Jack Ketchum and his less-than-savory execution. The curators were very kind and welcoming--also, we got to cuddle Cooper, their Westie, which was a...More

Thank WorldTravels90
Reviewed 20 July 2017

What the Tucumcari Historical Museum staff have done, is a Miracle. Paula is their Director and Joy, "Staffer Extraordinaire" made the experience 10 Fold!!! It's obvious that the pioneers and early settlers of Tucumcari wanted their items keenly preserved because here they are- in neat...More

Thank dikmickle
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The museum was very fun and educational. There's alot to see. It's easy to walk through inside and outside. Watch out for the cactus!

Thank unclejed48
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a nice museum where you can learn about the history of T-ari and the area. It costs 4 or 5 dollars and the museum is on two floors and in the garden. Worth a visit if you have the time when you are...More

Thank Marie-Louise K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

While it is mostly local, and not as well curated as it could be, it is a volunteer non-profit in a town that the Interstate has all but by-passed. There are a lot of items on display here, including some famous and infamous characters and...More

Thank ohtoga
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Situated in an older building that has at times been a school, hospital and other uses, this 2 story museum plus additional outbuildings had many unusual & unique items on display. Particularly the items were directly attributable to the building and its history. I highly...More

Thank C F
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The best small town area Historical Museum I have visited, and I have been to a lot them. This is based on the amount of different subjects they have, how it is displayed throughout 3 or more buildings, yard exhibits and most of all the...More

Thank KentGlenstedMo
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Found a great many things that we did not expect to see. Truly worth the time. View it and the Prehistoric Museum just down the street.

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We arrived at the museum to be greeted by a lovely lady named Paula she was very welcoming we sign the register book we walked all around the inside of the museum at our own leisure the outside also had great things of interest this...More

Thank SHARON944
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