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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, Carlsbad

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Art Museum
The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center specializes in local & regional history, Native American art and artifacts, Southwestern American artists, and features the McAdoo Collection of paintings from the original organizers of the Taos Art Colony.
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TripAdvisor
  • Spent about 6 hours there, walked down (good adventure but long). Used the elevator a couple of times to go back up to eat and dry off (very damp). Did the Kings guided tour - well worth it. But be aw...  more »
  • We walked in via the natural entrance and then rode the elevator back up after doing the self-guided tour of the big room. We had a snack in the rest area/food room after walking down. This is one of ...  more »
  • You have to want to get to Carlsbad to go to Carlsbad. It is definitely out of the way, but once you get here, you will be glad you did. The museum and Art center is fantastic. It is only the beginnin...  more »
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  • Initial 4 stars. But it is free and much beyond my expectation. Delicate and well-organized museum. ~1h to see all the exhibitions.
  • Learn alot today thing that I never read before
  • I enjoy going to this museum and learning about the surrounding area. The exhibits are interesting.
  • Had the BEST TIME !! Spent several hours with Laurie ( curator) and Willi Jong the artist who is re creating the origin of Carlsbad , the city , showing its beginning - with the historic landscape!! Awesome !! A must SEE!! Also check out ALL the Arrowheads - remarkable!! Highly recommend this stop !!❤️
  • It's free, it's got great exhibits, and often has many family-friendly activities.