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Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center

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Address: 1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-4014
Phone Number: (505) 876-2783
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stopped to pick up some maps. Much more info of the area and very helpful. Nice restaurants, gifts, etc...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to pick up some maps. Much more info of the area and very helpful. Nice restaurants, gifts, etc...

Thank Birddawg
Grants, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always take out of town visitors and are proud of the displays. Staff is helpful and friendly. You can buy books and other things here. Very clean. There are also videos you can view in the theatre.

Thank sola822
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute stop for us. I'm glad we did. We all a chance to see A Volcano!!! It was such an amazing unexpected experience. The Rangers there were super nice. My 2 girls became Jr Rangers!!!

Thank Sheryl D
Potomac, Maryland
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The ranger was very helpful in suggestion what I could do in the time I had available. Also showed me 2 videos about he park and its history. Exhibits were very informative.

Thank travelnguy12
Bedford, Texas
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

You will be glad, as we were, for making the effort to find the cutoff and stop at this visitors center. Take 15 minutes to view the educational exhibits and talk with one of the NPS staff about the area and you will see the Grants area through new eyes. We were so impressed by what we learned that we... More 

Thank Friend_of_IEEE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This Visitor Center used to be the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center but is now called El Malpais Visitor Center. It is, sadly, not the same place that it used to be. The museum section is unchanged and still very good. The rest of the front area has changed drastically. It is now almost barren compared to what used to... More 

Thank Gordman B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I have traveled and eaten all over new mexico on several trips over the last 30 years. It is getting harder and harder to find true new mexican cuisine. The cafe in the visitor center took me by surprise. Everything tasted as good and as authentic as it used to years ago. The chilies and tortillas were made from local... More 

Thank patricia p
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I've been really happy with the information they have here. I believe they also have a theater area where they show videos about the area.

Thank Tara H
Richmond, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped here to get information about El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments. Some of the visitor centers are seasonal and this is only one available. We got good information on what to see and which park to visit first.

Thank newgeezer
Beaumont, TX
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

One of the best visitors centers on an interstate highway. Good displays, rest rooms, & friendly, helpful staff Located in an open area with great views of surrounding mountains & plateaus.

Thank deodeo

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