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Blackwater Draw Museum, Portales

3.9
#157 of 174 in Museums in New Mexico
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Blackwater Draw is world-famous for its archaeology and its placement in the chronology of early habitation in the New World. Both the archaeological site (a National Historic Landmark) and the museum are open to visitors; see our website for our hours of operation!

**Blackwater Draw is two separate facilities in two separate locations!
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  • This museum is a must stop for anyone interested in archaeology. We went to the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site National Historic Landmark first. We paid $1 for students which also got us into...  more »
  • Worth a visit for sure! Very informative and the hands on area makes it very engaging for children. We hope to visit again!  more »
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  • The Blackwater Draw Museum is best viewed together with the Blackwater site itself.The draw museum itself piggybacked onto the Miles collection of artifacts which for the most part are of more recent Native American origin.There are areas to engage children and numerous informative plaques along the walls for the inquisitive adult as well.The true wealth of the experience (besides the unbelievable experience of the site itself)is in the archeology students who man the desk at the museum and are easily engaged to answer your questions as they pertain to their field of interest and Clovis culture generally.Due in no small part to the Curator of the Museum,who genuinely enjoys exposing others to this time and moment when early human hunters engaged Mammoth and Bison Antigua as well as other megafauna of the Pleistocene.
  • Surprised by the fun exhibits and supporting information. Loved it ❤️

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