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Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center

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Address: 1900 East Santa Fe Ave., Grants, NM 87020
Phone Number: +1 505-876-2783
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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El Malpais Visitor Center

It appears that this used to be the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center but when we visited there was a temporary sign as you drive in that shows it to be the Visitor Center for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It appears that this used to be the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center but when we visited there was a temporary sign as you drive in that shows it to be the Visitor Center for El Malpais National Monument which is part of the National Park Service. Also all of the signs on interstate 40 direct you to exit 85... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Beautifully laid out and equipped travel welcome center with capable and helpful staff, some rooms accommodate an exhibition giving you an overview of the local tribal cultures and history although much of this repeats itself over and over again in the outlying parks and museums. The main benefit of this welcome center is to help you choose your itinerary amongst... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It was a good visitor center and a valued service for tourists as this part of New Mexico is not a well known tourist area.All the information needed along with toilets met the mark and a welcome relief from drib=ving with all the transports on Interstate 40

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We almost didn't stop at this center, as it was far back from the road and didn't look very large. Glad we did! Staff was terrific, informative, helped us gain an appreciation for this rather remote area of NM. We saw a great film on El Malpais, checked out displays and got some nifty gifts at their store. We didn't... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped at the Visitor Center, spoke with the rangers, saw the informative (and visually impressive) movie before venturing out to see the area attractions. Got useful information, picked up maps and brochures for things of interest to us in the area, and got some ideas for future trips to the area. Visitor centers are always a good place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped to pick up some maps. Much more info of the area and very helpful. Nice restaurants, gifts, etc...

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Grants, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We always take out of town visitors and are proud of the displays. Staff is helpful and friendly. You can buy books and other things here. Very clean. There are also videos you can view in the theatre.

Thank sola822
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute stop for us. I'm glad we did. We all a chance to see A Volcano!!! It was such an amazing unexpected experience. The Rangers there were super nice. My 2 girls became Jr Rangers!!!

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The ranger was very helpful in suggestion what I could do in the time I had available. Also showed me 2 videos about he park and its history. Exhibits were very informative.

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

You will be glad, as we were, for making the effort to find the cutoff and stop at this visitors center. Take 15 minutes to view the educational exhibits and talk with one of the NPS staff about the area and you will see the Grants area through new eyes. We were so impressed by what we learned that we... More 

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