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Address: Cimarron, NM

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I was driving through the area a few days ago and glanced at the town. What I saw made me pull over and unload my bicycle. I spent the next hour pedaling through arrested time in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 March 2016
Robert B
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Gold Coast, Australia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the exception of the St James Hotel there is very little to see in Cimarron. We drove around the town to see where the "locals " live, and there is nothing that inspired us so we drove on out after only about 10 minutes as the few shops that were there were shut or gone out of business

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Thank shazlex2015
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I was driving through the area a few days ago and glanced at the town. What I saw made me pull over and unload my bicycle. I spent the next hour pedaling through arrested time in old Cimarron. Admittedly, some of the town looks pretty ramshackle, but a little close observation reveals some very old structures in their natural state.... More 

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Thank Robert B
Salt Lake City
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174 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

be sure to pick up self-guided walking (or driving) tour of the little old town from St James Hotel front desk or chamber of commerce at 104 N. Lincoln. Many of the 19th century buildings are extant spread over several dusty blocks. St James hotel is worth looking over, but skip its restaurant. the town museum is of the old-fashioned... More 

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Thank MJHBlack
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The "tourist" area in the center of town was extremely ambitious for the size of the town. It did have a few monuments telling the history. Most of the shops we visited were closed, despite their "open" signs. This is a drive by town and still exists solely due to the Philmont Scout Ranch four miles up the road. But... More 

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Thank cjw_9
Michigan
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403 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Nice town. A very small town though. The town doesn't have that much to offer however. Philmont is the main attraction.

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Thank CaseyJones6325
Denver
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129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Honestly, there is not a lot to this unless you have a specific interest or knowledge of Cimarron history. The route on the maps are not clear, but the sites are well marked when you find them.

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Thank K J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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176 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We stayed at the St. James Hotel Sat. night and were looking forward to some shopping and walking around Old Town on Sunday, only to find EVERYTHING closed up tight as a drum even at 11:00 am on Sunday morning. Stores that in the hotel folders of things to do and see are listed as open, were not open. Very... More 

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2 Thank Marielle O
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The walking tour of "Old Cimarron" is a self-guided tour using a pamphlet with map and location descriptions. It is designed to be walked in an order that is sensible and does not take but an hour or 2 at the most; and the locations are all marked with historical markers and are immediately accessible outside the doors of the... More 

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5 Thank Mike B
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Maybe it was just us, but we took the map the hotel provided and tried and tried to find Old Town. There were some places we found, but some of them listed on the map were not there anymore and we wound up driving in circles, getting nowhere fast. However, in all fairness, Cimarron is a small town and you... More 

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2 Thank Aileen J
Columbia, Missouri
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125 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

I am a big history buff- military and western. I really did like the way the place was set up. Made it real easy to understand

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