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Lincoln State Monument

Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Lubbock, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

In advance I will say we visited the monument on a Sunday, so maybe it's different on a weekday. My original impression was that you could tour a lot of the old houses and they would be staged with furniture of that time period. Not the case. Almost every house we passed was locked and only one looked as if... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is great. All the sights are located in a straight line down the highway. Particularly interesting is the old Court House where Billy The Kid made his famous escape. But all the stops along the way have something to commend them.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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229 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The old courthouse is now a museum, dedicated essentially to Henry McCarty, aka William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid. He was jailed here, on the second floor, awaiting execution by hanging. Pat Garrett was the sheriff. Billy had killed a previous sheriff in this town. It was part of an ongoing feud between the town's merchants and resulted in the... More 

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Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well preserved old west town. Not overly touristed. Made for a great day trip. Best to combine with a trip to Ft. Santon.

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El Paso, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

An interesting bit of history in beautiful country. The museums are small but well maintained. The $5 entrance fee covers all the historic buildings. Worth the trip.

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Newcastle
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visiting Lincoln is like taking a step back through history and the main street looks akin to the time of the County Wars as you would imagine it. The gentleman in the visitors centre was pleasant and informative and watching the video of the history prior to visiting the buildings really brings things to life

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Alto, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are a Billy the kid fanatic it will be ok ..You will not find much to eat or drink,,,,,,,forget a beer.......the public restrooms are at the end of the town ,about a mile ? so plan how far you park and water intake.......you can see the all town in one hour.......definitely not a day trip.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visiting Lincoln is like stepping back in time. The visitors center and the court house are worth taking a look but there is not much in the other buildings. I would have liked to walk around the store. Through the window I could see there were a lot of items in the store worth looking at, but for some reason... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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81 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an important historical site too often overlooked. The museums with guides are more robust and offer more for visitors. There are few other amenities. Make sure to check out the video in the Visitor Center and beware of the hours of operation so that you don't arrive too late. Note: Plan your day and make time to see... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Landed here on the right day as the museums are free to NM residents on Sundays. Started at the courthouse and spent a fair amount of time here reading information and history exhibits, then watched a 15 minute movie. Then strolled through town stopping in at the various museums and gift stores. Even on a Sunday afternoon there was enough... More 

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