Maturango Museum-Indian Wells, Ridgecrest

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  • Well, I can recommend the Museum. You learn a lot about the environment. The advice at the reception is very helpful. (There is hardly anything what people don't know)
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  • If you want to know anything about Ridgecrest and want to buy quality gifts without a huge price, this is the place!  more »
  • This is a cool little stop if you have the time. A lot of interesting history about the geology, original inhabitants, mining, western industrialization, etc and a neat little gift shop as well. If yo...  more »
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  • The museum shop also works as visitor information center for Death Valley. Nick was great! We got a lot of information sheets and recommendations about hotels and our tour to Death Valley. Aditonally, we got WiFi access there. The museum is a nice addition.
  • Kids always have a good time here. We attended the Light Show and the volunteers did a fantastic job putting it together. The museum is a fun experience and a great way to learn about the Indian Wells Valley.
  • Well stocked gift store. Wonderful out door displays. Small museum inside but has lots of information. Also has artist studio were you are able to purchase.
  • The exqnsion shuld incude a better musum with udate informmation and google maps for local attractions in the desert
  • This is a great little museum and shop. Lots of good things for your grand-kids and you, too. They have tours and info about the region, some really nice-looking jewelery (my wife bought a nice necklace -- for her birthday!), and the museum displays are interesting. One of the best museums and shops I've seen in the West -- better than even the Nat'l Park Service in Death Valley or elsewhere. I plan to go back for their Little Petroglyph Canyon tour in the Fall.

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