Madrid Ghost Town
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sc52017
Red Oak, TX154 contributions
Apr 2022
Town is on the Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Was a coal mining town back in the day. Now it's an artist town with lots of shops and galleries. A must stop on the Turquoise Trail. Fun to spend some time going through the shops and of course spending some money. Also enjoy lunch here. Try the famous Green Chili Cheese burger at the Mine Shaft Tavern if you've never had a green chili cheese burger before. Big enough for 2. Visit the Turquoise Gem Workshop for a wonderful selection of pottery. Some from New Mexico of course, but also great selection of Mata Ortiz pottery from Mexico. Very nice people to deal with at the shop. Had no intention of buying more pots, but of course did. Definitely stop and spend some time in Madrid.
Written May 13, 2022
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Tim W
Findlay209 contributions
May 2021
This is a very interesting town. It was still in early stages of opening up with the covid thing but lots of neat little shops and interesting people.Its a cool drive to get there too. We stayed in Santa Fe and went there a few times on our visit,
Written May 10, 2021
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New Yawker
New York City, NY499 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
The description is incorrect because this is not a ghost town. We had fun in the town and glad we stopped. It was so different from our life in NYC and different in a good way.
Written February 12, 2022
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Texasbutterfly56
Colleyville, TX102 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Took the turquoise trail and stopped here to shop. Disappointing and merchandise is priced too high. There’s not much here, and shop owners were not willing to negotiate with customers. Would not come back.
Written July 10, 2020
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Alex Galicia
Chula Vista, CA446 contributions
Jan 2018
We took the Turqoise trail on the way back from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. Thought we'd seen it all until we came across the delights found on this road. Madrid was especially cool! A bit tourist trappy but you can still feel the authenticity of a former hippy commune slightly gone commercial. Stopped for coffee and walked a little bit. Wish we would have had more time.
Written May 19, 2018
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pryan310
Hermosa Beach, CA138 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
This town is a must go to during your stay in Albuquerque or Santa Fe New Mexico. It was recently featured on Sunday morning on CBS for the Christmas parade which is just a hoot. The little shops and galleries throughout the town are a must go into just to look around I find that the prices in Madrid are about half of what they are on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Take lots of pictures. To get that from Santa Fe it takes about an hour and I would suggest you spend at least 2 or 3 hours in Madrid perhaps have lunch and or a coffee
Written December 21, 2017
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Susan H
Tacoma, WA2,617 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is definitely NOT a ghost town! It is a fun little town with a number of fun and unique shops. We spend a couple of hours here. This is a great stop along the Turquoise Trail.
Written April 26, 2022
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TravelinSuz
Fernley, NV948 contributions
Jul 2021
There’s not much to do or see, unless you like beer. There’s 4 restaurants, a great chocolate shop, ice cream shop, a photo parks, and coal mine museum. It’s quaint, but not memorable.
Written July 24, 2021
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Wendy S
Austin, TX742 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Texans will understand what I mean that Madrid is more Terlingua than Fredericksburg. Many cool galleries, very funky.
Written February 18, 2020
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JimS628
Jacksonville, FL126 contributions
Oct 2019
We left ABQ and arrived in Madrid around 9:30. Shops were just starting to open and we parked with no issues. Parking is tight and more folks showed up as we were leaving. Get there early especially during the balloon festival.
Written October 20, 2019
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