Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest

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Maturango Museum is located in Ridgecrest, California. The museum is best known for the guided tours of the Coso Rock Art District located on China Lake Naval Weapons Station. The museum offers exhibits and displays featuring both the natural and the cultural history and diversity of the Northern Mojave Desert with exhibits of animals, plants, rocks and minerals, Native American artifacts, and contemporary arts and crafts.
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  • The museum was closed because we were here on a Sunday. Not sure we’d have gone in anyway, as we are trying to be careful with CoVID. We did walk around the outside stuff and it was a nice way to...  more »
  • This is a great little museum that exposes visitors to the desert and all that it has to offer. The gift shop is a super place to buy Ridgecrest gifts. They have different exhibits all the time.  more »
  • Lovely museum dedicated to the area around Ridgecrest California and the mining industry, the wildlife, and local art. Great little gift shop, also. The entry is extreamly reasonable: $3.00 65 and older, $5.00 14-64, children and military are free. Perfect place for a cool afternoon.
  • Our children were on the USS hornet for 7 days and 6 nights they had a wonderful time and learned a lot about history of the USS hornet.

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