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My favorite restaurants
Artesia isn't exactly the culinary capital of the world, but there are a few good places worth mentioning.
Great mexican food and incredible steaks! Their Carne Asada is the best I've ever had and you can call in orders To Go! They have a lunch buffet Monday-Friday and Sunday--they are closed on Saturdays.
La Fonda
210 W Main St
Great mexican food and incredible steaks! Their Carne Asada is the best I've ever had and you can call in orders To Go! They have a lunch buffet Monday-Friday and Sunday--they are closed on Saturdays.
Pretty decent barbecue and certainly a lot of food for the price. They've got brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken and sausage.
Henry's Barbecue
811 W Main St
Pretty decent barbecue and certainly a lot of food for the price. They've got brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken and sausage.
I like this place for their breakfast.
Alma's
1802 W Main St
I like this place for their breakfast.
This place is now called Kith+Kin Roasting Co! Artesia's only coffeeshop, you can get your caffeine fix here. They also have sandwiches and pastries.
The Jahva House
105 N 5th St
This place is now called Kith+Kin Roasting Co! Artesia's only coffeeshop, you can get your caffeine fix here. They also have sandwiches and pastries.
Really good place for breakfast and open only through lunch.
Chaos Cafe
501 S 1st St
Really good place for breakfast and open only through lunch.
Of the three pizza places we have in Artesia (the others being Pizza Hut and Piccolino), Domino's is the most consistent when it comes to food quality.
Domino's Pizza
302 S 1st St
Of the three pizza places we have in Artesia (the others being Pizza Hut and Piccolino), Domino's is the most consistent when it comes to food quality.
Although it's a bit of a drive to get to Roswell (about 45mins), you can get decent sushi here. They also have hibachi tables for steak.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
1000 W 2nd St
Although it's a bit of a drive to get to Roswell (about 45mins), you can get decent sushi here. They also have hibachi tables for steak.
If you're looking for deli sandwiches, great cheesecake or the biggest loaded baked potatoes you've ever seen (it's an entire meal unto itself), McAlister's is a pretty decent place.
McAlister's Deli
112 N 1st St
If you're looking for deli sandwiches, great cheesecake or the biggest loaded baked potatoes you've ever seen (it's an entire meal unto itself), McAlister's is a pretty decent place.
This is a place where thirsty people go and have a good time downtown. Drinks are alright but I've definitely had better food so consider eating before or after you want a drink.
The Wellhead Restaurant And Brewpub
332 W Main St
This is a place where thirsty people go and have a good time downtown. Drinks are alright but I've definitely had better food so consider eating before or after you want a drink.
Open Wednesday through Saturday, this new brewery is the real deal-- locally owned, family friendly and excellent at what they do (craft brews). They bring in food trucks, live music, art classes, family board game nights and corn hole tournaments to name a few things. They are also pet friendly! Check out their calendar of events on their webpage for more information.
Hopscotch Brewing
1 E Cottonwood Rd
Open Wednesday through Saturday, this new brewery is the real deal-- locally owned, family friendly and excellent at what they do (craft brews). They bring in food trucks, live music, art classes, family board game nights and corn hole tournaments to name a few things. They are also pet friendly! Check out their calendar of events on their webpage for more information.
This local favorite is a great place to experience New Mexican cuisine and enjoy a drink on their outdoor patio. They have live music on weekend nights and their burgers are fantastic!
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Adobe Rose Restaurant
1614 N 13th St
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This local favorite is a great place to experience New Mexican cuisine and enjoy a drink on their outdoor patio. They have live music on weekend nights and their burgers are fantastic!
Things to do
What to see and do during your visit to SE New Mexico!
This is well worth the one hour and fifteen minute drive! High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes. https://www.nps.gov/cave/index.htm The visitor center and cavern are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. CHECK THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND CONDITIONS For September 4, 2018–May 24, 2019 -Visitor Center Hours: 8 am–5 pm -Last entrance ticket sold: 3:15 pm -Hike INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–2:30 pm -Last time to hike OUT of the cavern: 3:30 pm (complete hike out by 4:30 pm) -Elevator service INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–3:30 pm -Last elevator OUT of the cavern: 4:45 pm For May 25, 2019–September 2, 2019 -Visitor Center Hours: 8 am–7 pm -Last entrance ticket sold: 4:45 pm -Hike INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–3:30 pm -Last time to hike OUT of the cavern: 5 pm (complete hike out by 6 pm) -Elevator service INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–5 pm -Last elevator OUT of the cavern: 6:45 pm
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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This is well worth the one hour and fifteen minute drive! High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes. https://www.nps.gov/cave/index.htm The visitor center and cavern are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. CHECK THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND CONDITIONS For September 4, 2018–May 24, 2019 -Visitor Center Hours: 8 am–5 pm -Last entrance ticket sold: 3:15 pm -Hike INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–2:30 pm -Last time to hike OUT of the cavern: 3:30 pm (complete hike out by 4:30 pm) -Elevator service INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–3:30 pm -Last elevator OUT of the cavern: 4:45 pm For May 25, 2019–September 2, 2019 -Visitor Center Hours: 8 am–7 pm -Last entrance ticket sold: 4:45 pm -Hike INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–3:30 pm -Last time to hike OUT of the cavern: 5 pm (complete hike out by 6 pm) -Elevator service INTO the cavern: 8:30 am–5 pm -Last elevator OUT of the cavern: 6:45 pm
Dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert, Living Desert State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum displaying more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulents from around the world. While on the 1.3 mile self-guided tour, which takes approximately 1.5 hours, visitors will discover sand dunes and mountainous areas, where pinon and juniper trees contrast with the desert floor below.
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Living Desert State Park
1504 Miehls Road
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Dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert, Living Desert State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum displaying more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulents from around the world. While on the 1.3 mile self-guided tour, which takes approximately 1.5 hours, visitors will discover sand dunes and mountainous areas, where pinon and juniper trees contrast with the desert floor below.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park protects the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas, an environmentally diverse collection of flora and fauna, and the stories of lives shaped through conflict, cooperation and survival.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park protects the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas, an environmentally diverse collection of flora and fauna, and the stories of lives shaped through conflict, cooperation and survival.
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.
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White Sands National Monument
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Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.
The International UFO Museum & Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico was organized to inform the public about what has come to be known as "The Roswell Incident." The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials and information in written, audio and visual formats that are related to the 1947 Roswell Incident and other unexplained phenomena related to UFO research. The Museum endeavors to be the leading information source in history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. The International UFO Museum's constituents are committed to gathering and disbursing to all interested parties in the most qualified and up-to-date information available. HOURS OF OPERATION Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm www.roswellufomuseum.com info@roswellufomuseum.com (575) 625-9495 114 N Main St. Roswell, NM 88203
International UFO Museum And Research Center
114 North Main Street
The International UFO Museum & Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico was organized to inform the public about what has come to be known as "The Roswell Incident." The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials and information in written, audio and visual formats that are related to the 1947 Roswell Incident and other unexplained phenomena related to UFO research. The Museum endeavors to be the leading information source in history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. The International UFO Museum's constituents are committed to gathering and disbursing to all interested parties in the most qualified and up-to-date information available. HOURS OF OPERATION Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm www.roswellufomuseum.com info@roswellufomuseum.com (575) 625-9495 114 N Main St. Roswell, NM 88203
Ocotillo Hills Nature Trail is a 2.2-mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlsbad. It features beautiful wild flowers and with an elevation gain of just 368 feet, this trail is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and bird watching and is best used from April through October.
Ocotillo Hills Nature Trail
Ocotillo Hills Nature Trail is a 2.2-mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlsbad. It features beautiful wild flowers and with an elevation gain of just 368 feet, this trail is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and bird watching and is best used from April through October.
This modern, incredible library is a literary gem right downtown. Ph: 575-746-4252 205 W Quay Hours Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday Closed
Artesia Public Library
This modern, incredible library is a literary gem right downtown. Ph: 575-746-4252 205 W Quay Hours Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday Closed
The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center is located in the unique Moore-Ward cobblestone house. Exhibits in the main house focus on local and area history, featuring photographs, Native American artifacts, farm and ranch displays, and a hands-on children's room with hats and clothes to try on. The Art Annex gallery next door features rotating exhibits such as local art shows, traveling exhibits and temporary in-house displays. The museum offers special programs by arrangement and extensive outreach services as well. Mission Statement: To collect, preserve, and display objects and information relating to local and area history, and to make this history as accessible as possible to the visiting public. Ph: 575-748-2390 505 W Richardson Ave Hours Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. -5 p.m.
Historical Museum & Art Center
505 W Richardson Ave
The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center is located in the unique Moore-Ward cobblestone house. Exhibits in the main house focus on local and area history, featuring photographs, Native American artifacts, farm and ranch displays, and a hands-on children's room with hats and clothes to try on. The Art Annex gallery next door features rotating exhibits such as local art shows, traveling exhibits and temporary in-house displays. The museum offers special programs by arrangement and extensive outreach services as well. Mission Statement: To collect, preserve, and display objects and information relating to local and area history, and to make this history as accessible as possible to the visiting public. Ph: 575-748-2390 505 W Richardson Ave Hours Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. -5 p.m.
Concerts, workshops and artistic gatherings have their home here! Check out the website for current and future events: http://siteline2.vendini.com/site/artesiaartscouncil.com/
Ocotillo Performing Arts Center
310 W Main St
Concerts, workshops and artistic gatherings have their home here! Check out the website for current and future events: http://siteline2.vendini.com/site/artesiaartscouncil.com/
Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you’ll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The three sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history. A time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict, and struggles. The now abandoned sites stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo People’s early encounters. Although it's a three-hour journey one-way, this site stands as a testament to the people and cultures that have called this area home. https://www.nps.gov/sapu/index.htm
Gran Quivira Visitor Center
105 S Ripley Ave
Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you’ll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The three sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history. A time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict, and struggles. The now abandoned sites stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo People’s early encounters. Although it's a three-hour journey one-way, this site stands as a testament to the people and cultures that have called this area home. https://www.nps.gov/sapu/index.htm
A rare gem in the hot desert, Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is an oasis offering cool pools of water and the awesome Sitting Bull Falls. There's access to many trails and it's just an hour and twenty minutes away with beautiful scenery along the way. It's also somewhat close to Carlsbad Caverns, so consider combining the two for a day-long adventure.
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Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area
742 Sitting Bull Falls Rd
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A rare gem in the hot desert, Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is an oasis offering cool pools of water and the awesome Sitting Bull Falls. There's access to many trails and it's just an hour and twenty minutes away with beautiful scenery along the way. It's also somewhat close to Carlsbad Caverns, so consider combining the two for a day-long adventure.
HOT SPRINGS and SPA TREATEMENTS! This is a great place to warm up during the winter or get pampered anytime. At just over four hours by car one-way, it's a bit of a hike for a day trip from Artesia. But it's included here as a courtesy because it's well-worth your consideration if you're into geothermal springs! https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/truth-or-consequences-hot-springs/
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Truth or Consequences
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HOT SPRINGS and SPA TREATEMENTS! This is a great place to warm up during the winter or get pampered anytime. At just over four hours by car one-way, it's a bit of a hike for a day trip from Artesia. But it's included here as a courtesy because it's well-worth your consideration if you're into geothermal springs! https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/truth-or-consequences-hot-springs/
Looking to take a cool dip to beat the heat? This is your place! They rent paddle boards and pedal boats if you want to be near the water but not IN the water. It's about 45mins away from Artesia. http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/bottomlesslakesstatepark.html
Bottomless Lakes State Park
545 Bottomless Lakes Road
Looking to take a cool dip to beat the heat? This is your place! They rent paddle boards and pedal boats if you want to be near the water but not IN the water. It's about 45mins away from Artesia. http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/bottomlesslakesstatepark.html
This newest state park located midway between Artesia and Carlsbad, offers various water sports, developed and primitive camping areas (fee charged), volleyball and horseshoe areas, and a playground.
Brantley Lake State Park
This newest state park located midway between Artesia and Carlsbad, offers various water sports, developed and primitive camping areas (fee charged), volleyball and horseshoe areas, and a playground.
www.cloudcroftmuseum.com Come visit the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village and learn the fascinating story of these resilient peoples as they struggled against the elements and against one another to tame the environs and claim a portion of it as their own. See exhaustive exhibits of the history of Cloudcroft. Imagine the growth of the Village as you view models of the little “impossible” railroad and panoramic photographs of the old Lodge and other significant landmarks. Stroll through the Pioneer Village and learn about the early farming and ranching industry and life ways in a rugged log cabin. Research families, individuals or events that helped to shape the spirit of the land. Browse the General Store for nostalgic souvenirs hand crafted by mountain residents. Stage your special event in the lovely Chapel nestled amidst the whispering aspens. Plan your visit to Cloudcroft to include a tour of the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village located on Highway 82 directly across the street from the Chamber of Commerce. Journey into the past at the log cabin across from the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at Zenith Park on U.S. Highway 82.
Sacramento Mountains Museum
1000 US-82
www.cloudcroftmuseum.com Come visit the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village and learn the fascinating story of these resilient peoples as they struggled against the elements and against one another to tame the environs and claim a portion of it as their own. See exhaustive exhibits of the history of Cloudcroft. Imagine the growth of the Village as you view models of the little “impossible” railroad and panoramic photographs of the old Lodge and other significant landmarks. Stroll through the Pioneer Village and learn about the early farming and ranching industry and life ways in a rugged log cabin. Research families, individuals or events that helped to shape the spirit of the land. Browse the General Store for nostalgic souvenirs hand crafted by mountain residents. Stage your special event in the lovely Chapel nestled amidst the whispering aspens. Plan your visit to Cloudcroft to include a tour of the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village located on Highway 82 directly across the street from the Chamber of Commerce. Journey into the past at the log cabin across from the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at Zenith Park on U.S. Highway 82.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln/ There are many beautiful and serene locations where you can kick off your shoes, lie back, and let the world go by. Camping, hiking, etc. One hour, 39 minutes from Artesia.
Lincoln National Forest
https://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln/ There are many beautiful and serene locations where you can kick off your shoes, lie back, and let the world go by. Camping, hiking, etc. One hour, 39 minutes from Artesia.
The Sunspot Solar Observatory (SSO) is an astronomical observatory designed for the study of the Sun, located in the Sacramento Mountains in Sunspot, New Mexico, United States, approximately 18 miles (29 km) south of Cloudcroft. The observatory is operated by New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the National Solar Observatory (NSO). Access to the telescopes and grounds are open to the public on guided tours. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunspot_Solar_Observatory
National Solar Observatory
3004 Telescope Loop
The Sunspot Solar Observatory (SSO) is an astronomical observatory designed for the study of the Sun, located in the Sacramento Mountains in Sunspot, New Mexico, United States, approximately 18 miles (29 km) south of Cloudcroft. The observatory is operated by New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the National Solar Observatory (NSO). Access to the telescopes and grounds are open to the public on guided tours. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunspot_Solar_Observatory