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Lincoln State Monument

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Address: Highway 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
Phone Number: +1 575-653-4025
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Very interesting little museum; worth the $5!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank easwim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a fan of history and Billy the Kid - this is a place you must see! Very neat historical town. You almost can't walk down the street without thinking you are in some kind of Western movie. Lots to see on the walking tour.

Thank Napunani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See where the history of Billy the Kid was made. Visit the historic building he escaped from and see the bullet hole in the wall. If you're a fan of western history this is the place you must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This place is as original as you can get. The entire quaint little city has been lost in time, which gives one a chance to really enjoy history as it once was. The Historic Lincoln County Courthouse is a priceless treasure that tells multiple stories from Sheriff Pat Garrett, Deputy Ollinger, Billy the Kid, the Lincoln County War, and just... More 

Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Not a commercialized tourest trap but a gristle filled bite of the real west. We started here and got the history then followed the story down the street past homes and shops that played their parts in a town consumed by a war between two rival factions. It's not pretty but you get the feeling for its correctness. This is... More 

Thank Doug H
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The whole area seems to have been lost in time and is great to see how people lived back in the time. The history of the Lincoln County Wars is fascinating and the museums are very well done for hardly any cost ($5). If you're into history, this is definitely the place to be. Worth traveling out of your way... More 

Thank Mark R
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to go to follow in the foot steps of famous billy the kid and pat Garrett.its like going back in time.

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