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Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center

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Address: 1900 East Santa Fe Ave., Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: (505) 876-2783
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This is a great visitor center with the most friendly and knowledgeable rangers you can find. We saw a great film of El Moro which prepared us for our later viewing of the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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henderson, Nv
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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189 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This Visitor's Center provides general information and brochures on public lands throughout the northwest NM. The center is staffed by people from the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. If you are looking for NPS Passport stamps, no luck. The Center is confidently located right at Exit 85 of Interstate 40. Plenty of videos... More 

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henderson, Nv
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111 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great visitor center with the most friendly and knowledgeable rangers you can find. We saw a great film of El Moro which prepared us for our later viewing of the area. It is hard to find and google gave us bad instructions. It is just outside of town right off the freeway so you do not have... More 

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Tishomingo, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Friendly attendant, shelves of information! Found discount coupons for our hotel! Free coffee, cookies, and popcorn. Very clean. Indoor restrooms.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Beautiful area. ....visitors center nestled in the rolling hills of New Mexico. Excellent native exhibits. Awesome hiking trails info available. Must see.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Same off ramp as the City of Grants, New Mexico. Very helpful with some alternate destinations and side trips due to a change in the weather. Very clean bathrooms. Seems to know what they were talking about.

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Gallup, New Mexico
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is my favorite spot to stop along I-40 in western New Mexico. Very clean bathrooms, which never seem crowded. Also they have lots of brochures about what to do in the state. They have a small bookstore, typical of a national park. This would make a great picnic spot. They are open daily from about 9-5.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped in Grants for 2 nights and ended up staying 4 because we found so much to do within an hour's drive...in large part thanks to the knowledgeable folks at the Visitor's Center. It was terrifically hot, so at their suggestion we did our hiking and exploring in the morning, had a late lunch, then spent the hottest part... More 

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Sonoma, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was great to see three Federal agencies working together to give information to the public about the properties in the area. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We found a stop there was very useful in our travels and exploration of the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Can get national park and commercial information. Also good displays and maps of regions plus a ranger able to give independent advice

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Fulltime RV
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Probably one of the best visitors centers I've seen. Really welcoming ranger to explain some of the area with great recommendations for elements of our trip. Nice freebie goodies for the kiddo and some videos available to watch (we didn't have time).

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