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Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center

1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-4014
+1 505-876-2783
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Had all the brochures you need to visit the area and all of New Mexico. Start your trip here to... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Corrales, New Mexico
very friendly and accessible

This is a great place to make your "home base" as you explore the natural wonders of Grants. The... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1900 E Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020-4014
+1 505-876-2783
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Had all the brochures you need to visit the area and all of New Mexico. Start your trip here to make it easier

Thank Mickey6448
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a great place to make your "home base" as you explore the natural wonders of Grants. The people are very friendly and helpful, the building is beautiful and comfortable, the restrooms are clean and you can fill your water bottles. The picnic tables...More

Thank rte66fromCars
Reviewed 16 August 2017

wonderful place to visit and gather information regarding Grants and place to visit around the area...maps and souvenirs are available

Thank Connie2758
Reviewed 29 July 2017

While the exhibits at this visitor center were interesting, I didn't think they were that compelling or essential, and the small gift/book shop isn't anything that special, but the staff member at the counter who offered to help me with information on the area was...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A good place for a family visit. First, this is a mo fee area. Always a plus. Many trails if you are into walking. Lave tubes if you like to explore caves. Bats in the evening or just enjoy the stars. Something for all.

Thank James J
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Definitely a great place to stop for info, education, and a really nice picnic area. A few years ago a friend and I stopped here because we noticed they had picnic tables not far from the entrance. It was perfect. Then we went inside to...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

The building looked new. Although the sign at Exit 85 said El Malpais Visitor's Center, it is actually for all of Northwest New Mexico. It seems to be operated by the National Park Service. They have 3 different films, the shortest of which is 8...More

1  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went caving through the Xenolith Cave with great instructions from the ranger at the center. What a great experience! Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Kris C
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is now called the El Malpais Visitors Center. The shorter film (8 minutes) gives a great overview including info about the volcanic activity and that's the one to opt for especially if you have children along. The longer film, 26 minute, is good, but...More

Thank PattyMcC7
Reviewed 21 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...More

5  Thank GoVols79
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