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Lincoln State Monument

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Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
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Excellent historical stop

We very much enjoyed our time in Lincoln. As with others, the best place to start is the visitors center, and I highly recommend watching the film. We didn't know much about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We very much enjoyed our time in Lincoln. As with others, the best place to start is the visitors center, and I highly recommend watching the film. We didn't know much about Lincoln, but the film helped tremendously. It was neat to walk around at your own pace.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I recommend starting at the Anderson-Freeman Visitors Center and watch the video about the Lincoln County Wars. When you finish at the visitors center, take a stroll up and down the street. As you are strolling, check out each of the historical sites. Stop in one of the "gift" shops and pick up a souvenir of your trip. The mountains... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'd lived and worked in the Lincoln area years ago and am a HUGE Young Guns fan, but hadn't ever stopped and visited the sites of Lincoln until the other day with the family. I'm very glad we stopped. On a cool, drizzly day of the monsoon season NM summer day, we enjoyed the walks between each of the historic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We only heard about this place when stopping at the Billy the Kid visitor center and backtracked 30 miles to get to it. It was a beautiful setting in the New Mexico mountains. The town was beautifully preserved and the walking tour was very educational. We stopped at the museum first to watch a movie about Billy the Kid and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It hard to image how this scenic site was the focal point of the Lincoln County War. What's particularly lovely is the nice walk from one building from to another. The history of the area is nicely preserved and adequately accounts for the history of the Mescalero Apaches and later the Spanish settlement (see the Terreon rock fortress). The price... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Many of the buildings on the main street are included in the monument, so you can pay admission at the visitor center, visit the museum there, and then go on a self-guided tour of the other buildings and museums. The monument participates in the Blue Star program for active military, so we were able to get free admission, but it's... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Located on the Billy the Kid Trail; Highway 380; the Lincoln County Court House where Billy the Kid pulled off one of his many escapes form the law. It is a very nicely preserved old Courthouse and Sheriffs office.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We like to travel to sites of Western History. We really enjoyed seeing the many things here and just to think that Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett actually walked in these places and were here is amazing. You have to pay $5.00 per person at either the Court House or the Visitors Center to get into most places. You... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

So glad our family decided to stop here. There was such awesome history all around. It's as if time stood still! Everything was well preserved. Make sure to also check out the art gallery.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Lincoln has been the beneficiary of some far-sighted planning to preserve the genuine heritage of the buildings and their history. This is absolutely a low key, historic site (as opposed to the theme park feel of places like Tombstone). Aside from the buildings being preserved, the museum includes large amounts of genuine artifacts, and an excellent interpretive video/display at the... More 

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Additional Information about Lincoln State Monument

Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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