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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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Great for Billy the Kid buffs

Many of the buildings on the main street are included in the monument, so you can pay admission at the visitor center, visit the museum there, and then go on a self-guided tour of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Many of the buildings on the main street are included in the monument, so you can pay admission at the visitor center, visit the museum there, and then go on a self-guided tour of the other buildings and museums. The monument participates in the Blue Star program for active military, so we were able to get free admission, but it's... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Located on the Billy the Kid Trail; Highway 380; the Lincoln County Court House where Billy the Kid pulled off one of his many escapes form the law. It is a very nicely preserved old Courthouse and Sheriffs office.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We like to travel to sites of Western History. We really enjoyed seeing the many things here and just to think that Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett actually walked in these places and were here is amazing. You have to pay $5.00 per person at either the Court House or the Visitors Center to get into most places. You... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

So glad our family decided to stop here. There was such awesome history all around. It's as if time stood still! Everything was well preserved. Make sure to also check out the art gallery.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Lincoln has been the beneficiary of some far-sighted planning to preserve the genuine heritage of the buildings and their history. This is absolutely a low key, historic site (as opposed to the theme park feel of places like Tombstone). Aside from the buildings being preserved, the museum includes large amounts of genuine artifacts, and an excellent interpretive video/display at the... More 

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L.A., CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Billy the Kid worked at Tunstall's store and was locked up for a time in the Lincoln County Courthouse. Many of the buildings are still in there original condition. Learn about the Lincoln County War, the Regulators, Billy the Kid, and Pat Garrett. It was well worth visiting to see this bit of history.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a wonderful historical town! You can imagine & almost hear the gunshots that rang out here in 1878 during the Lincoln County War. There are several different buildings to go into. Loved looking at all the artifacts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The "Billy The Kid Trail" highway is narrow and rough so expected brochures of Lincoln were enhanced to attract. Not so! Started at visitor center for excellent movie of Lincoln County Wars and museum. You pay $5 per person and veterans are free, which gives you access to five actual buildings that were the centerpieces in the conflict. Upon leaving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Take the cars out of the pics and you could well be back in the 1880s!! Original buildings, some made famous by billy the kid, pat garrett and the Lincoln county war and its protagonists. very friendly local residents and plenty of info around certain spots make this a must see for anyone interested in the people mentioned above.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A little side trip and glad we did. The people there were so kind, they were truly glad to show us their little bit of history. A must for see for Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett enthusiast. We really enjoyed walking through the buildings and streets of this famous olde west town.

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Additional Information about Lincoln State Monument

Address: Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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