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Bowlin's Akela Flats

21535 Frontage Road SE, Deming, NM
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Ranked #10 of 44 Restaurants in Deming
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Description: Bowlin's Akela Flats Trading Post is located on the north side of Interstate 10 (Exit 102) in southern New Mexico. It is about 20 miles east of Deming (the Duck Race Capital Of The World) and about 30 miles west of Las Cruces (home of New Mexico State University main campus). At the Akela store, you can brouse through the tremendous selection of merchandise offered at all our Bowlin Stores and make sure you get some of Akela's specialty fudge or fresh baked cookies. Exxon® fuel is available with 24hr pay at the pump service and you can use your Exxon® Speedpass® to purchase anything you want.
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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We always stop here on our way to Las Cruces from Silver City, .NM. The people are always friendly. Bathrooms are always clean. Their cookies are made fresh daily, and include fresh pecans. We usually buy something for a family member's souvenir and mail it to them. A great stop for a stretch, plenty of room to walk the dogs.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

More than a gift shop, it's a great place to break up the monotony of a road trip. The bathrooms are very clean and they sell snacks and some grocery items. But it is a huge gift shop, complete with T-shirts and kitsch as well as talavera pottery and some nicer items.

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Mesa, Arizona
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14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a HUGE gift shop/ gas station every souvenir you could possibly imagine! The bathrooms were very clean and the staff were super friendly. Prices are right too. They were baking cinnamon rolls for purchase the day we were there and the entire store smelled so good! So glad we stopped!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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114 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

On a recent trip to New Mexico, stopped here and at the Continental Divide location (located of course near the Continental Divide off of I-10 as well. Company info can be found below for locations; http://www.bowlintc.com/?mod=corporate_information Great kitch and products of all kinds, from fireworks, to local specialty foods and artwork, to the usual Chinese tourist products... all locations have... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I had spent the day pedaling from Old MesillaNM, and was exhausted from battling mild Westerly headwinds on I-10 going West to my overnight goal of Deming. There was no question that I was going to stop at the first possible chance of something to nourish my worn body, and, after several billboards, I knew it would be Bowlin's Akela... More 

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Address: 21535 Frontage Road SE, Deming, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Deming

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