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Address: Lake Valley, Las Cruces, NM
Phone Number: 575 525 4300
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A hidden historic jewel in Lake Valley

Takes a bit of travel to get there but it is more than worth the effort. One of those places that few seek out (mostly because of lack of knowing where it is). If you enjoy old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Takes a bit of travel to get there but it is more than worth the effort. One of those places that few seek out (mostly because of lack of knowing where it is). If you enjoy old West history and charm of the school house and surrounding ghost town setting makes for an interesting visit. Good photo ops and old... More 

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NM USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fun place to lose track of time! You can almost feel the people of the town beside you… peeking out the windows …

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Maybe not as expansive as other sites, but relatively well preserved and rich in variety. The former school holds a number of objects from the glory period of Lake Valley, and the resident guardian is a delightful person to talk to. He was very knowledgeable and informative, and took time to discuss with us about history and evolution of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There aren't all that many buildings left standing here but it's a great location up in the mountains. The resident 'guardian' was welcoming, friendly and informative - we were the only visitors there at the time. It's a pity that parts of the 'town' are off limits as they are on private land, but given that it was over 100... More 

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Portal, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you're into ghost towns or mining history you won't want to miss this one. This old mining town is well preserved. It also features a great little museum full of local history. This attraction is just a little off the beaten path. Be sure to ask the docent how to get to the cemetery, it's worth the visit. On... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lake Valley is a wonderful, off-the-beaten path place to spend an hour or two. It's quiet and you can walk around and imagine what it was like to live there. The schoolhouse museum is great and the volunteers enjoy sharing the towns history with you. We were there a long time ago - 2009 (but I wasn't able to pick... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went there several years ago and enjoyed the exhibit at the museum in the old schoolhouse. You can walk around the streets and see what is left of the town. It's interesting especially if you know the history of the area.

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Salem, NH
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I went here last weekend and was pleasantly surprised! It's a great little attraction. It's about an hour north of Las Cruces so it's a bit of a drive but it's very pretty and well worth it. I was a little surprised by how few ruins there were when I initially drove up but upon a little exploring you realize... More 

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Northern IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with friends and enjoyed exploring the old town and the museum. The displays were informative and the history is fascinating!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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280 reviews 280 reviews
93 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I'm not sure why this is listed as Las Cruces when it is more than 40 miles outside the city. However, it is an interesting hour or so (at the most) visit. I was a bit surprised that this property is managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior. And, FYI, it's closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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