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Geronimo Springs Museum
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Who knew? From the outside it is hard to tell what you are going to experience,but go inside and take a look around it is fascinating! Lots of good history about the area, incredible pottery collection too. Of course I expected it to explain how that town got its name, and yep it sure did! There is some beautiful artwork to be seen as well, give yourself enough time, like 2 hours!!

1  Thank saraphid
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

The Geronnimo Springs Museum was really four different museums rolled into on and covering several buildings. The pottery collection is one of the most diverse I have seen. There is a restored log cabin, a large area devoted to the name of the town, the fiesta and the history of the springs, some lovely murals int he western history sections, mammoth skull and saber tooth tiger teeth in the geology and natural history section. Outside there is a whimsical fountain running HOT water from the hot springs. The lady running the museum that day was a font of knowledge on what to see, suggestions for bird watching - one of the top ten areas int he state was less that four miles away, how to use the springs, surrounding ghost towns, etc. She also has a well stocked book store on the southwest. It was worth the time spent.

2  Thank mmkhlava
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Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Visited museum once close to closing and learned I needed much more time to take it all in. So much to learn about the area, it inhabitants, it evolution and change of name of the town. wow! This museum covers it all from paleontology to sociology. Well done! The middle hall is still used for events. The information given triggers desire to learn more about the history of the area. Glad to have come back, because we spent a good 2 hours reading and getting to know families, their origin anf the mark they have left during their time. Do come and visit! Great place!

1  Thank Yvonne P
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Nice depiction of the Truth or Consequences history (formerly 'Hot Springs') as well as, New Mexico history. The gift shop was a good touch for tourists.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I must compliment the residents who have gathered the history of this area and displayed it in this folksy museum. It's worth a stop if you happen to be whizzing by Truth or Consequences on Interstate 25 and will take no more than an hour to enjoy learning about the local pioneers, the indigenous Native Americans, and the TV show that inspired Hot Springs to change its name to Truth or Consequences.

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