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Helium Monument

1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
+1 806-355-9547
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Interesting for techies and historians

If you're in the area this is worth a 15-20 minute stop. First time capsule opening was in 1993... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anita M
It's a gas!

Open 24/7, this cool sculpture celebrates the element's contribution to the economy of the area. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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1200 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
+1 806-355-9547
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're in the area this is worth a 15-20 minute stop. First time capsule opening was in 1993. Next capsule opening will be in 2018, then in 2068, and the last in 2968. In addition to the time capsules, there is a nice model...More

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open 24/7, this cool sculpture celebrates the element's contribution to the economy of the area. It is a tall steel tripod with time capsules buried at each support. It is also a pretty accurate sundial. A steel replica of the element Helium is the center...More

Thank Tjaw1776
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a neat little spot to visit. It was built in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium. Amarillo was once known as the helium capital of the world. There are 4 time capsules located beneath it. One is opened...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This used to be located right off of I 40 and I would pass it every day. Then they moved it to the Remote location it is at now and I haven't visited in years. I had forgotten how big this thing is and that...More

Thank gsimpson7
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was an interesting point of interest. The legs (columns) of the structure were filles with books and historic items to let people of the future see what it was like to live in 1968. It is basically a huge multi compartment Time Capsule.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I love physics. I am a researcher and investigator on Helium use as a medical gas. I was passing through Amarillo, this is was a must stop for me. The time capsule is nice. Kids will stop by to read the story after they leave...More

Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The first time I saw this monument it was located right off I-40 and it had a small museum with it. Now it has been moved and while not really hard to get to, it is out of the way. Other than reading about it,...More

1  Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I think this monument is neat to see. Granted, you're not going to stick around long, and there's not much to it, but it's a free and interesting attraction with a cool history about the area. Read up on it first. If you're not impressed,...More

Thank femaleboxer
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A nice stop at Amarillo, no entrance fee. In front of Harrington science center. The monumet has moved here from original place.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I did not realize Amarillo was the helium capital before I went there It was good to do something free and alot of parking

Thank dougf74
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Lynda W
25 February 2017|
Response from dougf74 | Reviewed this property |
outside monument with no set hours