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Raton Museum

108 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-3906
+1 575-445-8979
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Great small town museum

If our train to Albuquerque had not been delayed, we would never have discovered this museum... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
good for small town

has good history and displays of the Santa Fe trail, stagecoach stops, etc. Also good history... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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108 S 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740-3906
+1 575-445-8979
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

If our train to Albuquerque had not been delayed, we would never have discovered this museum. Director/curator Roger Sanchez is a font of information about the history of Raton and the coal mining industry in the area. The museum has a wonderful collection of artifacts,...More

Thank SoupchickRI
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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!

1  Thank janisbubs
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank grubesicgirl
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Donald E A
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.

Thank Rick K
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.

Thank tandt2016
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank skippyangel
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.

Thank broome2408
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.

Thank AlanDOHashi
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...More

3  Thank Bella J
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