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LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

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300 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301
(575) 648-2385

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Lincoln County, once the largest county in the US, was named after the martyred President. Dominated by the Sacred Mountain of the Apache, Sierra Blanca, the colorful mosaic of ranch lands, exquisite read more
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    Lincoln County, once the largest county in the US, was named after the martyred President. Dominated by the Sacred Mountain of the Apache, Sierra Blanca, the colorful mosaic of ranch lands, exquisite natural beauty of its valleys and orchards, as well as the excitement of horse racing, skiing, casinos and outdoor lifestyle make this a world class tourist destination. Having Billy the Kid & the 1870s Lincoln County War as a back drop to its earlier history, Lincoln’s famous folk Pageant depicting Billy the Kid’s escape from the Court House continues after more than 60 years. The county also includes 2 major State Monuments, Historic Lincoln & Fort Stanton. Once the heart of the county and founded in 1855, the fort provides a rich cultural heritage including the Mogollon peoples, the valiant Apache, and early day Anglo and Hispanic pioneers who created a vibrant & growing economy in the Bonito and Hondo valleys. The Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area offers recreation opportunities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, and camping and by special permit, exploration and scientific research of this longest underground river of white calcite in the world. White Oaks includes ghostly reminders of gold miners and opera houses. The first governor of New Mexico (Gov. McDonald) is buried here. Topped off with the Valley of Fires Recreational Area, Smokey Bear State Park, ENMU-Ruidoso and the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Lincoln County welcomes you to an incredible vista of events housed within the beautiful Sacramento Mountains.

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