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The Zuhl Museum

775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
+1 575-646-4714
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If you only have time for one "thing to do" in LC, go to the Zuhl. It's on the edge of the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
jaf1944
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Worthington, Indiana
Definitely worth the stop

Our son loves rocks and says he wants to be a geologist when he grows up, so this museum was a... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
toad94
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Lakewood, Colorado
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The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at New Mexico State University showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. The Zuhl Museum is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to the university and southern New Mexico. New hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and Every Second Saturday of each month 12-4pm.
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775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

If you only have time for one "thing to do" in LC, go to the Zuhl. It's on the edge of the university campus. We were in LC for two months and finally got there during our last week. So, so glad we got there...More

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your kind words. So glad you made it to see the collection.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Our son loves rocks and says he wants to be a geologist when he grows up, so this museum was a given for our family. But even our daughter who is less interested in geology was still impressed by the magnitude of these slabs. They...More

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad both kids found something to interest them about the collection. Please come back and see us!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This place is a gold mine for people who get excited about science. Easily accessible and not very crowded. Definitely worth a stop.

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the collection.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you think you have seen petrified wood before, well... you haven't until you see this collection. These amazing stones were collected by a man named Zuhl and donated to NMSU. It is a small museum and should only take 60 to 90 minutes to...More

Thank Anne C
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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for the kind words. Our petrified wood collection is the largest and finest on display in the country!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

You may see Flyers for this museum with great photos, but you will still be shocked at the items in the Zuhl museum. The museum is known for it's petrified wood collection, but the mineral specimens, polished rock spheres, and I think the fossils are...More

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for the kind words. We did recently renovate and add on the the Zuhl Museum in October 2017. That long table is 13.5' long weighing in at 3000 lbs!!! So glad you liked the collection. The crabs are one of my favorites too!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The beauty of the polished pieces of petrified wood, the diversity of shapes and colors is almost overwhelming. The exhibition has been put together with care and great taste and is very definitely worth a visit. We loved it do much we’ll go back

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ZuhlDirector, Director at The Zuhl Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed the collection! Come back and see us again as more has been added and changed since your visit!

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This museum on the campus of New Mexico State University is within walking distance of the Las Cruces Convention Center and very close to the University Avenue exit on I-10. No fee to explore this small museum(less than an hour is needed to explore the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Have you ever heard of the phrase, "small but mighty"?  Well, this phrase definitely applies to the Zuhl Museum located on the NM State University University in Las Cruces, NM.  The museum isn't a large place, but the extensive collection certainly packs a punch.  It...More

1  Thank Crystal R
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Right on NMSU campus. Easy access and amazing stuff to see and appreciate. There were revolving artworks featured also. A must for fans of geology.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is much, much more than a collection of local items. This is a great collection and display of fossils, minerals and petrified wood from around the world. A very nice range of fossils that are better than those I've seen in the Smithsonian in...More

1  Thank ColeQ
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Response from ZuhlDirector | Property representative |
So sorry for the very very late response. We are trying to do a better job of keeping up with our Trip Advisor site. Yes! We just renovated the Zuhl Museum and it now includes a Kids Corner that has things for all ages of... More
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Response from ZuhlDirector | Property representative |
So sorry for the very very late response. We are trying to do a better job of keeping up with our Trip Advisor site. We just renovated the museum and our new hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and every 2nd Saturday from... More
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