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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Helpful staff and clean bathrooms

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Gallup, New Mexico
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Gallup, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
49 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 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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South Pasadena, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

What a find! Terrific stop for info about the Malpais and other lessor known parts of New Mexico. Staff was extremely helpful in getting us to Pueblo Pintado and Crownpoint. As the facility is relatively new, the bathrooms are modern and clean. It is located far enough off the highway that there is peace and quiet. We have made the... More 

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Delaware
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88 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Just off Hwy. 40, before Gallup (when heading West from Albuquerque), this center provides local maps and guidance to best nearby attractions/sites, and refreshingly ample parking and clean restrooms for travelers. NOTE: dog walkers be aware of posted rattlesnake warnings...they're serious!

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Sedgefield
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Visited the centre in August 2013. The staff was very friendly and helpful and gave us great tips in helping us plan our trip. The ablution facilities were nice and clean. Do not pass by.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Our annual trip to the desert SW, including New Mexico and Arizona, doesn't really begin until we visit this beautiful Visitor Center! It's a perfect place to rest and have lunch if you've been on the road for awhile, and the museum, gift shop, informational resources and staff are exceptional. The views out into the gorgeous terrain surrounding Grants is... More 

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Gallup, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The Visitor Center offers an excellent overview of the archaeology, geology, geography, history, and culture of this area of New Mexico. The brochures, books, children's activities, films, etc. are informative and well done. The staff is helpful and friendly.

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