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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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Turn your imagination back!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Carefree, Arizona
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We arrived in Lincoln about 10 AM and were still there at 4 PM.....it was a wonderful stay! Start at the Visitors Center at the end of the street. Movie is excellent, there are many authentic items on view and the people are so helpful. The fee to visit many of the buildings is $5.00 and well worth that and... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We didn't have enough time to give this justice. The monument encompasses basically the entire town. The main exhibit offers an interesting movie of the Lincoln County war, which gives a different view of the Billy the Kid than you might expect. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

You can really step back in time here. Much is still 'original' to the old town. It is a desolate location, so not a whole lot of visitors to compete with. Nice, quiet walk through the town and we even saw a small deer hiding in some bushes next to an old house. Enjoy the nostalgia of Billy the Kid... More 

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Bossier City
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Traveling west from Roswell, nm, we happened across this beautiful place. I was exciting to see this place, as I love history and to know this is the area of billy the kid, the Lincoln wars and history, this was a cool little place. There are a couple museums...$5 per person to actually go into the buildings and watch films.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

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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84 helpful votes 84 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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