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Deming Luna Mimbres Museum

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Address: 301 S Silver Ave, Deming, NM 88030-3761
Phone Number: +1 505-546-2383
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Talk about a gem. Small-town USA with a very large museum. It has many many things. A whole room of any kind of Doll you can think of, geodes, Western history, a whole town with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talk about a gem. Small-town USA with a very large museum. It has many many things. A whole room of any kind of Doll you can think of, geodes, Western history, a whole town with all the Artifacts for each room. there are many rooms and each one is a surprise. I spent two hours there and could've spent more.... More 

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Thank Ellen E
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the items in the museum have been donated by individuals/families in the local community. Lots of history here. I went specifically for the Mimbres pottery exhibit. The Mimbres is not a curated exhibit, but if you visit Western New Mexico University's curated exhibit first, you'll have a better understanding of the pottery. Expect to spend several hours here... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum that covers a lot of ground (local and regional). Volunteers in the museum were very knowledgeable and helpful. Awesome pottery collection. Donation based, if you don't like it don't pay for it. If you do, do...

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Thank Arlon M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've gone 4 or 5 times now. Such a neat mixture of history from all over that influenced Deming and the Luna Minbres areas. From the old check point house, to photographs and a whole wing honoring military from the area. Geology, pottery and the list goes on. The gift shop is cute and little with neat things for all... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you're ever in the Deming area, you should visit the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. It's one of the nicest small-town museums we've ever been to. The people there are obviously proud of their collection, and rightly so. It's very well organized, and explanations of each area are clearly posted. The docents are locals, and we had several pleasant and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

very nice museum. it is well run and has a good lay out. staff was very god and friendly. there is no charge but they do except donations. for a small town it is a very good museum a must see.

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Thank aaron h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A little bit of a lot of history. Displayed in a neat and interesting way. Staff is friendly and helpful. Many interesting and informative settings. A real diamond in the Southwest. Well worth the visit and the price is right...a donation!

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Thank 44jep
Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This small town museum is packed with beautiful displays. Their pottery section rivals the Smithsonian. They are community oriented and FREE! The volunteers are helpful and pleasant. It is not just the building in the picture, but another building connected to it. It will take several hours to see. We loved the minerals section too.

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Thank Ronnie R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The entire museum is full of historic treasures and art work. The pottery collection is breathtaking and in the Doll room they have a marvelous assortment of dolls from all eras. the highlight is a doll that was recovered from the rubble of Hiroshima. If you are in Deming do not skip the museum

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Thank zandrew26
Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I'm not really a museum person, but my wife is and convinced me should go through and I'm glad we did. There is something to interest everyone. My wife was drawn to the extensive pottery displayed. What got my attention was the memorial to the men caught in the Philippines by Japan in WWII. Take the time and you won't... More 

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