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Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

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State Highway 281, Las Vegas, NM 87701
+1 505-425-3581
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Beautiful Land

We were not sure about driving out to the Refuge, but it ended up being such a lovely drive and so... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Audrey B
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New Mexico
Beautiful!

This is my second visit to the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and I can say we loved it both... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Danyalle S
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Kaufman, Texas
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  • Excellent39%
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State Highway 281, Las Vegas, NM 87701
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"visitor center"
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"sandhill cranes"
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"national wildlife refuge"
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"migration season"
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"box canyon"
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"mile loop"
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"both times"
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"new mexico"
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"prairie"
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"trail"
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"lakes"
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"elk"
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We were not sure about driving out to the Refuge, but it ended up being such a lovely drive and so peaceful. There are viewing areas, but mostly you just drive around and look for anything moving. They have signs posted, with different marshes, and...More

1  Thank Audrey B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is my second visit to the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and I can say we loved it both times. There is no entrance fee to visit the refuge and we have seen many different types of wildlife both visits. There are tons of...More

1  Thank Danyalle S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

So don’t come here expecting the other Las Vegas but a friend who now lives in New Mexico had never ventured out here. Anyways I had recently visited bosque del Apache around the time the sand hill cranes were migrating. Was expecting something similar but...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Western edge of the prairie bird refuge. Not much to see but the birds appear to love itt. We have friends who retired nearby simply to watch the birds. At first I wondered why they left the California Coast. After resting on their terrace watching...More

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

There were many waterfowl and several hawks in the area on Oct 19 2017 when we visited. Most of the birds were in the large pond north of the visitor center and in Brown's Marsh, on the west side of the property. One is not...More

1  Thank Richard289
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I was at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge in September 2017. It had been raining for a couple of days prior to my arrival, so one side of the auto tour road was closed. This place is known for all kinds of birds, however,...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is our third stop here in the past four years. While there is a little water in the lakes it is still quite arid looking. It was much worse (bone dry) four years ago! Love the Gallinas trail, which is about 40% open field/...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Me and a few friends traveled here without our annoying parents and without having to put up of hearing my dad complaining about every little thing 24 hours a day. We liked to how beautiful this place looked and to how peaceful the water looked....More

1  Thank Corney Q
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Amazing sights to be seen in every direction a very pleasant place to visit and get away from hardcore realities the birds are amazing and this place just draws and helps the natural path of migration its always been and hopefully always will be.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

What a nice little break from my long drive on I-25. This place has an 8 mile loop that you drive around, it's free and easy to navigate. You have to slow down and smell the roses to appreciate the place. If you are into...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
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