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Lincoln State Monument

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Nice place

Lots of good info and very helpful workers. We learned so much about the Lincoln county wars. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midlothian, Texas
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unplanned stop

We had to change our plans because of the many sites closed during the government shutdown. We went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
becky h
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good info and very helpful workers. We learned so much about the Lincoln county wars. Very inexpensive

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to change our plans because of the many sites closed during the government shutdown. We went to Billy the Kid's grave and decided to stop here on our way to Albuquerque. We watched an informative video and looked at several buildings from Billy's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great part of American history. Booked a private tour with New Mexico History Tours. We spent three hours learning more about how people lived than we knew of. Great info on Billy the Kid, too. Guided tour is a good way to go.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Not sure if it was worth $10 for me and my wife to visit but it was interesting. Some of the exhibits could use fixing up in my opinion. We thought the art gallery section was the best part.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a quaint small town that packs in a lot of history about Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War. Well worth spending an afternoon and exploring.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RDHeimark
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We were quite surprised at the beautiful mountain country that comprises the Billy The Kid Trail. It is not the desert you see in the movies. We enjoyed the courthouse, Tunstall Store and other locations in Lincoln. The State employees hosting the courthouse and Tunstall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This place was just a really nice place to be! The drive was beautiful from Rosewell and equally as beautiful to Ruidoso! The museum itself was quaint and put together very well. They give you a great history lesson on the old west. The interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank meetvirginia1
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

It was amazing how well preserved this “village” is. The floor, walls....most everything is exactly how it was when Billy the Kid was there. The bar in the saloon which is now a gallery, is in the exact spot as it was. Everything in tunstalls...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grace j
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I walked about knowing all about the Lincoln County Wars and Billy the Kid. Saw real history with bullet holes and structures in town that did exist at this point in history. Kids did get something out of it as well. Nice walking down. Glad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EJoe
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Love this town and the History it withholds , we've been here three times now and just are addicted to coming down ! Billy the Kid has intrigued me since I was a child, now I get to experience it with my two daughters ,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 21, 2018|
Response from Trudy H | Reviewed this property |
This is a question best answered by the visitor center. You might also check with them on dates for the walking guided tours. They do a great job with all the historical information.
August 21, 2018|
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Response from DeAnn7 | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure if it’s still the same ranch but their is a Brewer ranch all over Lincoln county but it’s private. Where tunstall was killed I’ve heard it’s kinda hard to find, but you can book tours for someone to take you down... More
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My husband and I are planning a trip for about 10 days but we are flexible 1 or 2 more days is fine. We will be flying into and out of Albuquerque. We want to see Santa Fe and Carlsbad Caverns. We love natural sights. I was thinking of this itinerary but not sure if it is possible. Land in Albuquerque and go directly to Santa Fe for 2 nights Then Bandelier National Monument and onto Gila Cliff Dwellings Stay overnight around Silver City Stop at City of Rocks state park on the way to...More
January 10, 2015|
Response fromSandiaman|
First, as we have mentioned before, New Mexico is the 5th largest state, and distances between places is huge. Bandelier to Gila Cliff Dwellings Nat'l Monument is almost a days drive. Better for you would be to take some time from one of your Santa Fe days, and visit Bandelier. About 1 hr. drive, and you can do the main trail in Bandelier in an hour, or spend more time if wanted. Then from Santa Fe to Silver City, which will take several hours. Overnight 2 nights in Silver City, take the...More