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Socorro, New Mexico

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Trinity Site

Location of the world's first atomic bomb explosion in 1945

Socorro, NM One Of A Kinds

Historic Walking Tour

Garcia Opera House, Socorro Plaza, Spanish colonial & territorial architecture. Also, Old San Miguel Mission, active 1915-1928; south wall dates from 1598

Socorro, NM Tours

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Migratory waterfowl, including sandhill cranes. 377

Socorro, NM Wildlife Areas

Quebradas Backcountry Byway

24 miles, showcases wildlife, rock formations, colored cliffs, arroyos. Two access areas: 1) Go 2 miles north of Socoro on I-25

Socorro, NM Scenic Drives


Things to do near Socorro, NM

Space Murals Museum

Artifacts, gift shop, water tanks with murals of spacecraft, astronauts, space-program symbols....

Western New Mexico University Museum

World's largest permanent exhibit of Mimbres pottery, natural / local history....

Steins

Ghost town....