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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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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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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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15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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86 reviews 86 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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69 helpful votes 69 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good presentation by the ranger on Billy The Kid and the Lincoln County War. The old County Court House and Sheriffs Office could use some Maintenance. The old town appears to be slowly going down.

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Top Contributor
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The presentation by Sierra Blanca Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of a painting honoring the Buffalo Soldiers was made June 7, 2014. Local members and state officers attended, along with several reenactors, including horse Belle. After refreshments the group was given a guided tour of the fort buildings surrounding the quad, while Belle and other reenactors posed... More

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