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Lincoln State Monument

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Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
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Billy the kid

If your into "Billy the kid" then this is the place to go. It was amazing just 40 minutes outside of carrizozo where we stayed. The Lincoln Court house was really cool. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Canon City, Colorado
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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your into "Billy the kid" then this is the place to go. It was amazing just 40 minutes outside of carrizozo where we stayed. The Lincoln Court house was really cool. They have old ruins and everything really worth the drive out there Lots of cool and interesting things to do in old Lincoln just pay a small entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took son and granddaughter there while on trip to Ruidoso. Had a good time and enjoyed the history. Great day trip out of Ruidoso, when you couple with Fort Stanton.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pass through here about once a year, and had time today to tour everything. There are several interesting buildings, and lots of great historical info. Well worth it if you want to know about the Old West and Billy the Kid.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has some Billy the Kid history, but also just history. They have a general store from the 1920's and homes that were still going into the early 1900's. Obviously the big draw is Billy the Kid. The courthouse even has a bullet hole from Billy the Kid! There are tour guides to tell you about everything. If you want... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the streets were dirt instead of asphalt you'd have the perfect, iconic western town. Here's where Billy killed two deputies and carried off his last escape before being hunted down by Pat Garrett. The building where the escape happened is the visitor center where you can buy tickets to the open town buildings. You can walk upstairs and gaze... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving threw the small town of Lincoln on way to Carrazzo and decided to stop in town and just look around it was a neat place especially the store Tunstall from the John Wayne movie Chisum. Very interesting trip.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This museum is in the actual building where Billy the Kid was held in his final days. There are still remnants of his escape. The history of the building is told with very interesting displays, and the upstairs shows the rooms where Billy the Kid was held and his famous bullet hole! SO well-preserved and very fun!

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Duisburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Compared to places like Tombstone, this is not nearly as touristy. Not perfect, but a cut above the rest. One would wish that the Lincoln County Historical Society would relocate the sign that marks the empty lot west of the Tunstall store as the once site of McSween's house to where the house REALLY stood ... quite a bit farther... More 

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Salem, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I visited during the Old Lincoln Days and had a blast! It was a lively little place with tons of history and enthusiasm packed in. The town oozes history and visitors won’t be disappointed! We went on Saturday when they had shootouts, wagon rides, reenactments, and demonstrations. It was a bit hokey at times but we all loved it. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

What an amazing place--building after building of historical interests from the late 1870s and from an era of utter lawlessness in a territory that later achieved statehood. Instead of the Hatfields and the McCoys, you had Lawrence Murphy and James Dolan squaring off against Alexander McSween and John Turnstall in a blood feud at the center of the Lincoln County... More 

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