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Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center

1900 East Santa Fe Ave., Grants, NM 87020
(505) 876-2783
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Grants
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
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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Sugar Land, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

A must stop if your not sure what to do and see in NM. They have a lot of information and the people who work there are so freindly and helpful. The coffee is FREE and tastes grrreat!

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