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Maturango Museum

100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
+1 760-375-6900
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Local museum

If you want to know anything about Ridgecrest and want to buy quality gifts without a huge price... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Tiffany M
via mobile
A nice stop if you have time

This is a cool little stop if you have the time. A lot of interesting history about the geology... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Joe A
Los Angeles, California
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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100 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3654
+1 760-375-6900
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to know anything about Ridgecrest and want to buy quality gifts without a huge price, this is the place!

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a cool little stop if you have the time. A lot of interesting history about the geology, original inhabitants, mining, western industrialization, etc and a neat little gift shop as well. If you are in a rush to get to points north or...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We went partially to learn the history of the area but also had heard the gift shop was nice, and it was! The museum is small, a bit disjointed but highly informative. Liked learning about early settlers and since we are staying at the base...More

Thank cdenoi
Reviewed 29 May 2017

While on my way to Death Valley had a little extra time so I decided to visit the Maturango Museum. Wonderful little museum with great exhibits on the local area. Along with the inside displays, there is an outdoor area that is great to explore....More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing special standard place to visit. Ok once but nothing to go out of your way. Nothing special about this place to see

Thank john h
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum with lots of information on the region. Great presentation on the petroglyphs with replicas. My favorite part was the Labyrinth outdoors.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The space is small and not many displays, but they had a good gift shop and we really enjoyed the statues and gardens surrounding the museum!

Thank Margo F
Reviewed 10 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 26 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
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