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Aztec Mill

220 W 17th St, Cimarron, NM 87714-8502
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A local collection with universal appeal

Hosted by volunteers, the Old Mill Museum is a great collection of local history. It is authentic... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Sue Jan G
Cimarron History ended up here

After you see the St. James you need to come just down the road and see the Aztec Mill. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Buzzard92
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Belton, Texas
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220 W 17th St, Cimarron, NM 87714-8502
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Hosted by volunteers, the Old Mill Museum is a great collection of local history. It is authentic, with displays more real than sophisticated. Read hand written accounts of the local legends.

Thank Sue Jan G
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

After you see the St. James you need to come just down the road and see the Aztec Mill. It was free, and pretty much all the local artifacts ended up here. Lots of St James, Maxwell, City, County and Kit Carson artifacts ended up...More

1  Thank Buzzard92
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is less a curated museum than a rich and eclectic collection of artifacts from the region. It helps if you start out with a decent appreciation of the history of the American West and in particular the westward treks from Missouri to Santa Fe....More

1  Thank Susan and Vinh N
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I've driven through Cimarron a hundred times and have never had time to stop and "visit" This past weekend we found ourselves wandering through town and noticed a sign for the Old Mill Museum. Looked pretty darn interesting so we stopped. What we found was...More

1  Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

The mill is a museum. Lots of interesting stuff on local history. Many things that you may have thought from Hollywood movies as fact and just plan wrong, but corrected here in Cimmerron.

Thank Todd T
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Enjoyed a visit to the historic Aztec Mill built from 1860-1864 by the largest landowner in New Mexico, Lucien Maxwell. It is now a museum and there are many interesting artifacts, Native American relics, and items belonging to many of the pioneers of Colfax County,...More

Thank Don O
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We spent a couple hours exploring this cool little Museum/Mill. There are specimens from surrounding ranches, Philmont, the mining and ag industries and founding families. I highly recommend a visit to the Mill if you want to learn more about northern New Mexico.

Thank LauraSmigi
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

So many exhibits. A little for everyone. I especially liked the Boy Scout memorabilia. And the cameras through the ages. It was cool to see the the water wheel in the basement.

Thank Beth P
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The mill itself is amazing. Its 4 stories are filled with a mishmash of curious artifacts and momentos of local history. Highly recommended for history buffs.

Thank Chrisderanchos
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

Property is kept up and I looks like a time capsule. Love walking around, every time I visit. Will try to go earlier.

Thank LadyCee2002
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