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Socorro, New Mexico

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Migratory waterfowl, including sandhill cranes. 377

Socorro, NM Wildlife Areas

Trinity Site

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

Socorro, NM One Of A Kinds

Mineralogical Museum

Fossils, more than 9,500

Socorro, NM Museums


Langmuir Laboratory

Late June to late August lightning and thunderstorm research; gate blocks last mile to laboratory (gate is often closed). Hikers, picnickers welcome year-round.

Socorro, NM Recreation

Things to do near Socorro, NM

Dripping Springs Visitor Center

Hiking, picnicking at moutain-camp ruins. (only guide dogs allowed.) ...

NMSU Museum

Southwest archaeology, history exhibits. ...

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

13th-century cliff-dwelling ruins. * RVs, trailers, large vehicles take NM-152 east of Silver City 21 miles to NM-35, then...

Mesquite Street

Historic district, small adobes in green, pink, blue. Part of original 1849 townsite. ...

Emory Pass Scenic Vista

Walking trail. Hillsboro Peak is one of several lookouts....