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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  • Since Kids were free we decided to stop by. The museum itself isn't that big but it has a good showcase of the wild animals in the area and a brief history of the town. The staff was great. She... 
    Since Kids were free we decided to stop by. The museum itself isn't that big but it has a good showcase of the wild animals in the area and a brief history of the town. The staff was great. She...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • 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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