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

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Ruidoso 5

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Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

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The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, which started as a personal collection evolving from founder Don Anderson's patronage of artists,...

Billy the Kid Museum

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The Billy the Kid Museum houses 20,000 square feet of exhibits about the young scofflaw, as well as antique wagon trains, guns, household...

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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From the viewing platforms along the 8½-mi self-guided tour at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, you can watch for snow geese,...

Black Water Draw Archaeological Site

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Black Water Draw Archaeological Site remains active and is open at regular hours to visitors in summer and on weekends in spring...

Black Water Draw Museum

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In the early 1930s, archaeologists in eastern New Mexico unearthed remnants of prehistoric animals like mammoths, camels, and saber-tooth...

Blue Hole

About 8,000 diving permits are issued per year for folks who strap on tanks and plunge into the 80-foot-deep artesian spring–fed pool...

Bottomless Lakes State Park

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The lakes at Bottomless Lakes State Park were created when an ancient sea that covered the area 240 million years ago evaporated, leaving...

Dr. Wood's House

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Dr. Wood's House was once occupied by a country doctor specializing in treatments for chest ailments. The doctor's house is filled with...

Eagle Ranch Pistachio Groves and Heart of the Desert Vineyards

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Tasty nuts are the crop at Eagle Ranch Pistachio Groves and Heart of the Desert Vineyards, where you can buy pistachios baked into cranberry...

Fort Sumner State Monument

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Artifacts and photographs at Fort Sumner State Monument illustrate the history of the fort, which was established in 1862 on the east...


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