Roswell Area Attractions
FT. Sumner State Monument - Final resting
place of Billy the Kid, 84 miles northeast on Hwy 285 then Hwy 20, (505) 355-2573.
Open 8am to 5pm, everyday, adults (over 17) $1.
Sumner Lake State Park - Fishing and camping,
hookup campsites (505) 355-2541. Open 24hrs everyday, Day use $3, camping $6-$11.
Dexter Fish Hatchery, 15 miles south on Hwy
285 (505) 734-5910. Open 7am - 4pm. M thru F.
Huey State Waterfowl Area, Wildlife viewing,
east of Artesia on Pecos River. (505) 746-4273.
Sitting Bull Falls, Waterfalls, rock
climbing, picnic facilities 78 miles south of Roswell
Brantley Lake State Park - Fishing, camping,
boating, picnicking, 62 miles south on Hwy 285, (505) 457-2384
Living Desert State Park, zoo and botanical
garden, 76 miles south on Hwy 285, (505) 887-5516. Open walk thru 9am - 3:30pm winter.
Open walk thru 9am thru 6:30 pm summer, 7 to 12yrs $1, over $3.
Carlsbad River Walk, (505) 887-6516.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park - 96 miles
south on Hwy 285, (505) 785-2232. Open self guided walk down tours 8:30am-2:00pm winter,
8am-3:30pm May thru August. 6-15 yrs $3, adults $6, seniors $2.50.
Rattlesnake Springs, Bird species, large
flock of turkey vultures. Off U.S. 62/180 about 26 miles south of Carlsbad. (505) 785-2232
Slaughter Canyon Cave, 1.25 mile guided tour
through undeveloped cave. Bring flashlight and walking shoes, 36 miles south of Carlsbad.
(505) 785-2232. By appt.
Hondo Valley/Peter Hurd Museum, 35 miles west
on Hwy 70/380, (505) 653-4331. Open 9am-5pm M-S. Open Sundays during summer.
Fox Caves - hide out of Billy the Kid, 40
miles west on Hwy 70/380, (505) 378-8401
Anne C. Stradling Museum of the Horse - over
10,000 horse related items, 60 miles west on Hwy 70/380, (505) 378-4142. Open 10am -
5:30pm, 5-17 yrs. $3, Seniors $4, Adults $5.
Ruidoso Downs - Home of the worlds
richest quarter horse race, 60 miles west on Hwy 70/380, (505) 378-4431. Seasonal.
Inn of the Mountain Gods - Guest Ranch,
casino, golf course, lake, Ruidoso, (800) 545-9011.
Ski Apache at Sierra Blanca with 54 runs and
10 chairlifts, ski lessons available, (505) 336-4356. Seasonal.
Cloudcroft Historical Museum, local history
exhibits 1880 to present, (505) 682-2932. Winter 10am-4pm Tues thru Sat. $1 Adults, .50
for kids, Summer 1 ½ hr tour $3 Adults, $1 kids.
National Solar Observatory at Sacramento
Peak, National center for the study of the sun, South of Cloudcroft. (505) 434-7000,
Self-guided tours 8am-6pm
Karr Canyon, prime bird viewing site, off
U.S. 85 West of Cloudcroft. (505) 682-2551
Lincoln State Monument and National Landmark,
restored frontier town, museums, presentations, (505) 653-4372. Seasonal.
Valley of Fires Recreation Area, lava flows,
campsites, 3 miles west of Carrizozo via US 380.
Smokey Bear Historical State Park - Final
resting place for Smokey Bear, (505) 354-2748. Open 9am - 5pm.
Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, 221 W. First
St., Clovis, (505) 762-0066. Open 12-5 Wed. - Sun.
Eula Mae Edwards Museum & Gallery,
prehistoric artifacts and art shows, Sycamore & 10 St, Clovis, (505) 769-4115. Open
Mon. - Thur. 8:30am-5pm. Fri. 9am-1pm.
Lyceum Theater, restored vaudeville theater,
411 Main St., Clovis, (505) 763-6085
Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage
Center, Hobbs, (505) 392-5518. Open Mon. - Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 1-5pm.
Safari Game Reserve, Ostrich, Rheas and Emus,
2 miles east of Hobbs. (505) 393-4920.
Confederate Air Force Museum, WW II aircraft
and memorabilia, Lea County Airport, Hobbs.
Hillcrest Park Zoo, 22 acre zoological park.
Hillcrest Park on Sycamore St., Clovis. (505) 762-1101. Closed Mon.
Lea County Museum, local history exhibits in
former landmark hotel, 103 S. Love, Lovington, (505) 396-5311. M-F 1-5pm.