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Roswell Area Attractions
NORTH:

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.

SOUTH:

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.

WEST:

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 world’s 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 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.

EAST:

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.


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