Southeastern New Mexico Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southeastern New Mexico - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Lincoln 6

Alamogordo 5

Ruidoso 5

Roswell 5

Fort Sumner 4

Santa Rosa 3

Portales 3

Lincoln National Forest 3

Cloudcroft 2

Carrizozo 2

Capitan 1

San Patricio 1

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Smokey Bear Historical Park

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Displays at the Smokey Bear Historical Park visitor center explain forest-fire prevention and fire ecology. A theater with informational...

Sumner Lake State Park

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At Sumner Lake State Park you can boat, fish, camp, picnic, hike, sightsee, swim, and water-ski. ...

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Twenty-eight miles south of Carrizozo, take CR B-30 east off U.S. 54 and in 5 mi you come to Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, one of the...


  • Military Site

Lincoln was first settled by Spanish settlers in the 1840s. The short, round Torreon fortress served as protection from Apache raids...

Toy Train Depot

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If there's a train buff in your family, the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo's Alameda Park is a must-see. Here, a narrow-gauge train rumbles...

Tunstall Store Museum

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Nothing has changed much at the Tunstall Store Museum since the days of the Old West. When the state of New Mexico purchased the store...

Valley of Fires Recreation Area

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Near Carrizozo is the stark Valley of Fires Recreation Area operated by the Bureau of Land Management. According to Native American legend...

White Sands Missile Range Museum & Missile Park

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Here you can see outdoor displays of more than 50 rockets and missiles along with indoor exhibits honoring historic contributions of...

White Sands National Monument

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White Sands National Monument encompasses 145,344 acres of the largest deposit of gypsum sand in the world, where shifting sand dunes...

windmill collection

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The nation's largest windmill collection is found on Portales's Kilgore Street (you can't miss it). Resident Bill Dalley has collected...


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