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“A great place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Valley Historic Townsite

Lake Valley Historic Townsite
Lake Valley, Las Cruces, NM
575 525 4300
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Las Cruces
Type: Cultural
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“A great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lake Valley is a wonderful, off-the-beaten path place to spend an hour or two. It's quiet and you can walk around and imagine what it was like to live there.
The schoolhouse museum is great and the volunteers enjoy sharing the towns history with you.
We were there a long time ago - 2009 (but I wasn't able to pick that date on the review)
I'm sure it hasn't changed much since then. After all, the town's been there a long time. :)

Visited June 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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“A nice little museum and interesting site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went there several years ago and enjoyed the exhibit at the museum in the old schoolhouse. You can walk around the streets and see what is left of the town. It's interesting especially if you know the history of the area.

Visited June 2013
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Salem, NH
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“Little Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I went here last weekend and was pleasantly surprised! It's a great little attraction. It's about an hour north of Las Cruces so it's a bit of a drive but it's very pretty and well worth it. I was a little surprised by how few ruins there were when I initially drove up but upon a little exploring you realize there's more than meets the eye.

We drove right up to the school house and were greeted by a wonderful employee who knew a lot about the site and took the time to tell us stories and answered all of our questions. I was actually surprised by how much information the school house had. It's a great little museum.

Some of us went out on our own and explored the ruins after the museum. It was a beautiful day and a great walk. The trails are clearly marked and there were little tons of little surprises along the way. Be on the look out for an endless pile of tin cans that trails off into the dessert and a similar pile of glass bottles behind one of the houses. We really enjoyed seeing the mine (from a distance) and exploring the houses.

I definitely recommend this site for history lovers or those that are enamored by the (recent) wild west!

Visited May 2014
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“Neat experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with friends and enjoyed exploring the old town and the museum. The displays were informative and the history is fascinating!

Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“First and foremost, this is NOT in Las Cruces”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I'm not sure why this is listed as Las Cruces when it is more than 40 miles outside the city. However, it is an interesting hour or so (at the most) visit. I was a bit surprised that this property is managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

And, FYI, it's closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Visited March 2014
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