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Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
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Eye-opening description of the "wild West"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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266 reviews 266 reviews
49 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The old courthouse is now a museum, dedicated essentially to Henry McCarty, aka William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid. He was jailed here, on the second floor, awaiting execution by hanging. Pat Garrett was the sheriff. Billy had killed a previous sheriff in this town. It was part of an ongoing feud between the town's merchants and resulted in the... More 

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Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well preserved old west town. Not overly touristed. Made for a great day trip. Best to combine with a trip to Ft. Santon.

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El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

An interesting bit of history in beautiful country. The museums are small but well maintained. The $5 entrance fee covers all the historic buildings. Worth the trip.

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Newcastle
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35 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visiting Lincoln is like taking a step back through history and the main street looks akin to the time of the County Wars as you would imagine it. The gentleman in the visitors centre was pleasant and informative and watching the video of the history prior to visiting the buildings really brings things to life

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Alto, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are a Billy the kid fanatic it will be ok ..You will not find much to eat or drink,,,,,,,forget a beer.......the public restrooms are at the end of the town ,about a mile ? so plan how far you park and water intake.......you can see the all town in one hour.......definitely not a day trip.

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