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Lincoln State Monument

Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
+1 575-653-4025
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Honey Grove, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of those out-of-the-way places that looks much different than you would have imagined, especially as portrayed in the movies. Get out and stay awhile and wonder through some of the buildings and gift shops. It will be worth your time.

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Cobleskill, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Such a quiet town. It was literally like stepping back in time. Had a wonderful lunch at the Dolan house. People in Lincoln were very friendly & informative. Could really get a sense of history & community in this small town. This place inspired us to go home & watch Young Guns with a better perspective. Would recommend to anyone... More

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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The entire main street of Lincoln is a step back in the past. We went the first weekend of August, during the Old Lincoln Days Festival, but according to the website, most of the museums are open year-round. We visited all six of the small museums, and they were very interesting - Billy the Kid, the Lincoln County War, etc.... More

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W Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to teach your kids about life in the old west, this is a great place. The Lincoln State Monument is basically the whole village of Lincoln, New Mexico and many buildings are open for viewing for the price of a $5 ticket for adults, and kids under 16 are free. The buildings have been preserved much as... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the second time to visit Lincoln, NM during the Old Lincoln Days. The whole event revolves around Billy the Kid and the Lincoln county wars of the 1880's. Lincoln is now like it was in the 1880's just older and kind of run down. There are about a 1/2 dozen state run museums that have good information that... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

"Old" Lincoln is located between Roswell and Carrizoso along Highway 380. There is great history there and neat buildings to see. Of course, the legend of Billy the Kid runs through it all. Inexpensive great history lesson and some good places to eat.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Return with me now on to the thrilling days of yester year. Trite saying but you are visiting a living history museum. Let your imagination roam as you walk the streets and buildings of Billy the Kid and his cohorts. Picture in your mind every movie you ever watched about Billy, John Tunstal, Lincoln County War. This is the real... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a fun little stop. We wandered the neat little town and learned a bit of history. If you are into westerns and want to learn more about Billy the Kid this is a great stop! See where he escaped and learn the stories. If you have a youngster with you ask about becoming a junior ranger at the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Old county court house, where 'The Kid' shot his way out is the main attraction in the sleepy town of Lincoln, NM. Interesting for adults, less so for small children; though, our three little ones enjoyed hiking up the hill behind the court house looking for treasures (old cans, cacti, bullet casings, etc). Visited early afternoon on a Sunday,... More

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Mamou, Louisiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love history, and was truly impressed with what is here. Billy The Kid, Pat Garrett, Buffalo Soilders, and so much more. This is truly an important part of our history, and so few people are aware of what took place here in this desolate country. I thought the entire community was nice, and the townspeople eager to share their... More

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