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“Just ok”

Belen Harvey House Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Belen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Interesting if you have read about the history of the Harvey Houses and the Harvey Girls. The parking is not that great, it is in a strange part of Belen. there is a great place to eat across the street (Pete's Cafe). They have art exhibits sometimes. It's just an ok place..the attituides of the people who are there volunteering are kind of off putting. We kind of felt we were intruding when we were there. I suppose it is good for an hour of entertainment.

1  Thank vodaelixer
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

This is a wonderful museum that will help you understand how important Belen was in the early development of railroad transportation in New Mexico. It not only walks you through the history of Harvey Houses around the country but also the enormous impact of the rail roads. Don't miss the Harvey House Museum!

2  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Very well kept museum & person tending to the museum was very helpful with answering questions. Very interesting step back in history. Most people now never heard of the Harvey Girls. My husband visited here on his lunch break during a business trip. He wants to go back to learn more. Fascinating stories & place.

1  Thank Isabelle622
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

This Harvey House museum once had fine dining and a fully staffed cafe. The trains still go by as you watch the miniature trains inside and view the museum first and second floors. They are still changing and adding the exhibits. It's a nice quiet place to browse the past in this small quaint town and it's great to hear the creaking floors and staircase. The only thing is the upstairs rooms are roped off so I would have liked to been able to get closer to read everything. The museum staff were pleasant and helpful. She was even an extra in one of many films made there.

2  Thank Angell66
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