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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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Almost 'living' history

The well-preserved town, about 7/10 mile long with residences and businesses, is itself like a walk through history, particularly the unparalleled history of the Lincoln County... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Raton, New Mexico
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Raton, New Mexico
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The well-preserved town, about 7/10 mile long with residences and businesses, is itself like a walk through history, particularly the unparalleled history of the Lincoln County War with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. I stayed in the Billy the Kid Room at Ellis Store Country Inn and walked the town through half a day, then spent the other half... More 

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San Diego
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237 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very small town where most of the buildings are historic sites dating from 1800's. The Lincoln County War and stories of Billy the Kid are the main stories told here. The buildings are preserved as they were long ago and the stories of the families who played roles in the settlement of the community and the Lincoln County War. Definitely... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Its hard to believe how wild and lawless the new mexico territory was..just 150 years ago. this town is largely the same now as it was then. Many historical buildings. great stories about Billy the Kid. The drive from Roswell to Soccoro has so many interesting places to stop on a road trip. Plan on a full day between these... More 

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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stopped in the Visitor Center first for guidance. Ranger Murray was extremely helpful. I purchased Frederick Nolan's "The West Of Billy The Kid", an excellent history of the area, to prepare me for my next visit. We desperately needed coffee, so thoroughly enjoyed Annie's Sure Shot Coffee House across the street from the Visitor Center, where we found the... More 

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Rio Rancho
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92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is a small New Mexico town where most of the buildings are historic sites dating from 1800's. The Lincoln County War and stories of Billy the Kid are the main stories told here. The buildings are preserved as they were long ago and signage tells the stories of the families who played roles in the settlement of the community... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Gives a wonderful insight to the history of Lincoln County. The whole town of Lincoln is one big museum. We stay in a little bed and breakfast place while there and it is just so much fun! I would recommend this stop on any vacation.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

If the road through Lincoln were dirt rather than paved, you would think it was back in the 1800's and the Regulators with Billy the Kid might come riding down the street. The buildings look as they did back then. It is not a restored, fancy tourist town. Most people by-pass Lincoln on the highways but, by doing so, they... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Interesting history and description of this area of New Mexico. Pretty quiet in November but if you are nearby drop by.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

To best place to come if you want to get the real feeling of the Lincoln County War; A pure deep west small town; the former most dangerous street in America is now a quiet one, but you can easily imagine : buidings have not changed. Times did. Not us.

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Slidell, LA
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If your a big kid and love the old cowboys this is right up you alley. Old Billy the Kid hangout and real shoot out sights. Re-live your childhood. Give at least 4 hours to see it. Maybe more.

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