Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, Carlsbad

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The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center specializes in local & regional history, Native American art and artifacts, Southwestern American artists, and features the McAdoo Collection of paintings from the original organizers of the Taos Art Colony.
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  • I especially enjoyed exhibits of local artists and subjects. Museum well reflected local history and items were well explained.  more »
  • Wow! I had no idea what to expect. This place is stunning. They have friendly staff and a full-service restaurant, a HUGE gift store and the views are amazing. Perfect for families (without strollers)...  more »
  • The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico is small, yet informative. It houses very authentic western art. From the Native American pottery collection, to the rifle collection, to the stage coach and the model train exhibit — the museum is worth stopping by. Aside from the very friendly staff, there is no admission fee. Please leave a few dollars into the box by the front door.
  • They have some cool stuff in here, but the train set does not run and the Philipines did not 'win' their independence. They lost a war for it with the US, then we gave it to them out of our own humiliation. I guess the truth does not fit the agenda...

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