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At Meslands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, they don't just bring back the bones to put on display?every summer, the public is invited to enroll in a field class and get their hands dusty. Even if time in the field isn't your style, the museum's wealth of bronze castings are finger-friendly, and visitors young and old can take a hands-on approach to more than 150 million years of natural history.

  • Size: 10,000 square feet?large enough to cover all three periods of the Mesozoic era
  • Eye Catcher: the onsite paleontology and geology lab where visitors can see the hard work of dino-hunting being done before their very eyes
  • Crown Jewel: The 40-foot-long bronze-cast torvosaurus, a Jurassic-period predator believed to be a predecessor to Tyrannosaurus Rex, was the first of its kind ever displayed in a museum.
  • Hands-On Experiments: Many of the bronze castings can be touched, including the skull of a Triceratops, the vertebrae of a 110-foot-long Seismosaurus, and sauropod's footprint where guests can dangle their feet.
222 E Laughlin Ave
Tucumcari,
NM
US

The Jack Nicklaus Design 9-hole golf course at 12 Shores ebbs and flows over a diverse landscape of rolling hills, lake-front vistas, and strategically placed hazards that challenge golfers of all skill levels. Nestled on the coast of the Ute reservoir, the course layout lends itself to plenty of water features, which can be enjoyed to the fullest before or after rounds. Visitors to 12 Shores can explore the lake on wave runners, sailboats, pontoons, or kayaks and canoes. Anglers enjoy dropping a line in the fish-laden waters, and at night, groups often build bonfires and roast marshmallows under the stars or the canopy of a clingy UFO.

7509 A102
Tucumcari,
NM
US