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Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheryl D
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!!!

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Thank Sheryl D
Potomac, Maryland
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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.

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Bedford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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 

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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.

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Richmond, Virginia
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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.

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Beaumont, TX
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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.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This Visitor's Center provides general information and brochures on public lands throughout the northwest NM. The center is staffed by people from the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. If you are looking for NPS Passport stamps, no luck. The Center is confidently located right at Exit 85 of Interstate 40. Plenty of videos... More 

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henderson, Nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great visitor center with the most friendly and knowledgeable rangers you can find. We saw a great film of El Moro which prepared us for our later viewing of the area. It is hard to find and google gave us bad instructions. It is just outside of town right off the freeway so you do not have... More 

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