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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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Billy the Kid and More

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rio Rancho
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Thank World T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank applemom98
White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David U
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Denis F
Slidell, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I wasn't sure if this was the Lincoln of Lincoln County Wars fame and was very pleased to find so much history in a small town. Being from the east coast and never being in close proximity to "the old west" I was enthralled with the photos, antiques and old buildings. We had a very nice lunch at the Wortley... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

On our travels we came across this gem in the rough. Billy the Kid and others went through here, some occupied the crowbar hotel for a period. The courthouse and Masonic lodge upstairs, it all makes history so much more real. The rest of the town has been maintained, but not redone, repurposed, but not lost its identity. If you... More 

Thank Keith B
Conway, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Highly recommend a stop to this quaint old town. The museum and general store and courthouse and antique shop and Dr. Woods home were all open (on Sunday) and we thoroughly enjoyed parking and walking through the entire town. Great stories of Billy the Kid and Mr. Tunsdale and more.

Thank Rose H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Pleasant surprise. So informative. Lots of history with Billy the Kid. Saw where he escaped from jail and bullet hole in wall. Most of the buildings in town are museums. Went to General Store (museum) The volunteer, spent a long time telling us the history of the city . He was the best! So much better than a movie.!! He... More 

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