Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

New Mexico

This engaging museum showcases all manner of prehistoric beasts, from ferocious 40ft crocodiles to battling saber-tooth cats and the T-Rex-like Torvosaurus. Dinosaur bones are cast in bronze, which not only shows fine detail, but also makes them works of art. There are plenty of hands-on exhibits for kids; one ancient monster is even fitted with a saddle for photo opportunities.

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