Tucumcari Historical Museum, Tucumcari

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Experience the legendary past through collections located on three floors of the 1903 school house, containing a wide variety of artifacts and memorabilia from the surrounding area. Various rooms are based on themes with thousands of items on display.

There are five outdoor and indoor exhibits, located on our 1/2 block of native landscaped grounds. The Big Red Barn, Wagon Shed, Firehouse, Route 66 Exhibit, Caboose, and Annex are all easily accessible.
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  • The Museum is nice and cheap. You discover in parts of an old school, a nice collection of various object from the early 1900s to the 1960s. It's a little bric to brac, but what makes the charm of the visit. This museum also has a former wagon located outside.
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  • This local history museum has an impressive array of old toasters, telephones, and typewriters; a few radios, including one with a police frequency; and a number of sewing machines. One of their displ...  more »
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  • Minimal fee to enter - I would recommend this place to everyone (as a must see if you have time) and kids above age 6 should find it interesting as well - even more fun for them is the playground and train outside. Each room of the old 1903 historical building that was once a school (and has a ton of history all by itself) is covered from floor to ceiling with town memorabilia. There is so much to see but many times I didn’t know what I was looking at, exactly. If they offer tours of the rooms from an historian I would recommend it. On the outside they have an old playground, a real Pacific Railroad caboose which you can walk through (some pics attached) and other large historic items like a plane, wagons and an old fire truck. We loved this place!
  • Very intresting maps 1864 *little tucumcari and big tucumcari. The research i came across was from a french explorer hired from the spanish first name Pablo, he documented on Tucumcari. Was spelt Tomconcari.

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