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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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I've been really happy with the information they have here. I believe they also have a theater area where they show videos about the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Tara H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I've been really happy with the information they have here. I believe they also have a theater area where they show videos about the area.

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Thank Tara H
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped here to get information about El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments. Some of the visitor centers are seasonal and this is only one available. We got good information on what to see and which park to visit first.

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Thank newgeezer
Beaumont, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

One of the best visitors centers on an interstate highway. Good displays, rest rooms, & friendly, helpful staff Located in an open area with great views of surrounding mountains & plateaus.

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Thank deodeo
Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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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Thank stormkrow8
henderson, Nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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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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Thank Craig G
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Eric Y
Seattle
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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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Thank JimmyDSeattle
Gallup, New Mexico
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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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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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