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21535 Frontage Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030-1819
+1 575-546-3698
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Deming, New Mexico
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This place has so many items for sale that I spent 2 hours and didn't make it through the store.They have beautiful native American jewelry and crafts,dolls,t-shirts,food and knick knacks galore. They also have gas.

Thank tkinney1974
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped!! We saw this place while we were headed east but didn't stop. On our way back to CA we stopped for gas and to take a peek at the store. Such a terrific place!! First of all, it is CLEAN and SMELLS GOOD! That alone made me stay and look longer. :D The exterior "store front"... More 

Thank Karen M
Silver City, New Mexico
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Fresh cookies and friendly employees...who could ask for more? I consider them my friends now that I frequently travel between Silver City and Las Cruces...always stop and chat on the way back. Love their jewelry as well!

Thank mandybre
Silver City, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

We always stop here on our way to Las Cruces from Silver City, .NM. The people are always friendly. Bathrooms are always clean. Their cookies are made fresh daily, and include fresh pecans. We usually buy something for a family member's souvenir and mail it to them. A great stop for a stretch, plenty of room to walk the dogs.... More 

Thank GringoHoneymoon2014
San Diego, CA
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

More than a gift shop, it's a great place to break up the monotony of a road trip. The bathrooms are very clean and they sell snacks and some grocery items. But it is a huge gift shop, complete with T-shirts and kitsch as well as talavera pottery and some nicer items.

Thank escapefromsocal
Mesa, Arizona
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

This is a HUGE gift shop/ gas station every souvenir you could possibly imagine! The bathrooms were very clean and the staff were super friendly. Prices are right too. They were baking cinnamon rolls for purchase the day we were there and the entire store smelled so good! So glad we stopped!

1 Thank CanyonGirly
Phoenix, Arizona
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460 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

On a recent trip to New Mexico, stopped here and at the Continental Divide location (located of course near the Continental Divide off of I-10 as well. Company info can be found below for locations; http://www.bowlintc.com/?mod=corporate_information Great kitch and products of all kinds, from fireworks, to local specialty foods and artwork, to the usual Chinese tourist products... all locations have... More 

1 Thank northernk
El Paso, Texas
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655 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

I had spent the day pedaling from Old MesillaNM, and was exhausted from battling mild Westerly headwinds on I-10 going West to my overnight goal of Deming. There was no question that I was going to stop at the first possible chance of something to nourish my worn body, and, after several billboards, I knew it would be Bowlin's Akela... More 

2 Thank Juanito_Hayburg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21535 Frontage Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030-1819
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Deming
  • Phone Number: +1 575-546-3698
Bowlin's Akela Flats Trading Post is located on the north side of Interstate 10 (Exit 102) in southern New Mexico. It is about 20 miles east of Deming (the Duck Race Capital Of The World) and about 30 miles west of Las Cruces (home of New Mexico State University main campus). At the Akela store, you can brouse through the tremendous selection of merchandise offered at all our Bowlin Stores and make sure you get some of Akela's specialty fudge or fresh baked cookies. Exxon® fuel is available with 24hr pay at the pump service and you can use your Exxon® Speedpass® to purchase anything you want.

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