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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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Billy the Kid!!

We drove to Lincoln after being in Roswell, maybe a 45 minute drive or so. Lincoln is a wonderful historical place. There is a self-guided tour through many of the local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We drove to Lincoln after being in Roswell, maybe a 45 minute drive or so. Lincoln is a wonderful historical place. There is a self-guided tour through many of the local businesses. There also are people in most of them very able and willing to explain and tell you about anything you want to know. I would say to allow... More 

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Odessa Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Took a day-trip from Ruidoso to visit. WE were surprised at how few buildings were left.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 displays were excellent and informative.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Going back in time is what visiting Lincoln NM is all about and should not be missed. Be sure to visit the Post Office and one will see a functioning one from the 40's. The courthouse, sheriff's office and Dr's house are all worthwhile visiting. The general store also is a must see. The one facility we missed was the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very well preserved historic western town. We were there during Old Lincoln Days. Very nice outing. Good museums .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Old Lincoln is much the same as it was in 1878 when the famous Lincoln County War spot lighted a young man named Wm. H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid. Many of the buildings are now part of a museum tour but the town itself is a step back in history. Every August the town puts on Old Lincoln Days... More 

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Olney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I really enjoyed my day in Lincoln last Tuesday. I recommend starting at the visitors center. at the visitors center you buy a ticket for 5 dollars which gets you in all the museums that are open, and in the visitors center there is a video on the Lincoln County War. My favorite museums are the Courthouse and the Tunstall... More 

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

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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