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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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Enid, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Amarillo, Texas
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788 reviews 788 reviews
330 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Abilene, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As much as you want it's here. Soak in all the history. Listen to the rangers tell the story and see the sites. Love the old cemetery on the outskirts of town.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had studied Billy the Kid since I was young and Lincoln County NM. The Lincoln County wars are such a part of the old west legends. The feud became famous because of the participation of a number of notable figures of the Old West, including Billy the Kid, sheriffs William Brady and Pat Garrett, cattle rancher John Chisum, lawyer... More

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This monument is actually the small main street in Lincoln. Many of the original buildings are still in place, some open to the public, others are privately owned, but still have the historical facades. The only thing detracting from the feel is the paved road going through town. Stop at the visitors center first and see the movie that explains... More

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Midland, TX.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If history is an interest of yours, start here in learning about the Lincoln County wars. Law and order was based on who had the most firepower. Billy the Kid made his mark here as well. The historical sites are well maintained and the people at each building are very informative. If you are in the area and have a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Charming and informative old town. Great for those interested in Billy the Kid and the old west. Good movie explaining the Lincoln County Wars. Dedicated townsfolk trying to preserve this area.

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