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How to spend a day in Lordsburg, NM

Welcome to Lordsburg, a charming small town in the boot heel of New Mexico that may not boast grandeur, but it certainly has its own unique charm waiting to be explored.

Spend your day strolling through the town's history at the local museum, shopping for authentic Southwestern souvenirs, delving into the past at the historic library, and paying your respects at the peaceful memorial park. Afterward, savor the flavors of homestyle cooking at some of the town's cozy eateries. While Lordsburg may not be the most renowned destination, its simplicity and warmth offer an authentic taste of life in this corner of the Southwest.

Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum

Spend the morning learning about Lordsburg’s local history and culture by visiting the Lordsburg Hidalgo County Museum. The museum showcases thousands of artifacts and exhibits related to the region's past, including Native American history, ranching, and railroad history dating back to the late 19th century.

Open: Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (special tours available)

Goldhill Outpost

After visiting the museum, hop back in the car and head to the Goldhill Outpost. Here, you'll discover a well-stocked gift shop brimming with geodes that sparkle like hidden treasures as well as pottery that captures the essence of the Southwest. From striking gemstones to artisan crafts, each corner of the shop promises a unique find. You’ll have fun unearthing the perfect souvenirs to take home.

1000 Birchfield St, Lordsburg, NM


Ramona’s Cafe

Make your way to Motel Drive and stop for lunch at Ramona's Cafe for delicious Mexican homestyle dishes that will satisfy your Southwest cravings! Choose from timeless dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, chimichangas, huevos rancheros, fajitas and more!

904 E Motel Dr, Lordsburg, NM


Verla's Western Wear & Border Rock Shop

After indulging in a satisfying lunch head to the nearby Border Rock Shop & Verla's Western Wear, a true gem in the area. Step into a world of geological wonders with an exceptional assortment of rocks, minerals, and exquisite jewelry, making it an unforgettable destination for aficionados of natural beauty. The shop also boasts a broad collection of women's and men's western wear at reasonable prices, ensuring that you can take home a piece of the Old West's charm. With roots dating back to 1969, there's a chance you might have the pleasure of meeting the remarkable Verla herself, a gracious, sharp, and incredibly knowledgeable lady who embodies the town's rich history and spirit.

980 E Motel Dr Lordsburg, NM


As you continue your journey, enjoy the nostalgic drive through this stretch of town, known as Motel Drive that used to boast 21 motels, 20 cafes, and 31 service stations: the biggest gas, food, and lodging stop between Arizona and Texas.

Lordsburg Hidalgo Library

As you make your way back into town, head to the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library. The library was a WPA building completed in August 1937. The Aztec-Pueblo style is pleasing and unique. It is designated a Historic Building on the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places. The adobe wall around the library is even older, dating back to the Hidalgo County Courthouse Park, built in the 1920s.

208 E. 3rd Street, Lordsburg NM


Lordsburg Memorial Park

From the library you can easily make your way across the street to the Lordsburg Memorial Park. A park dedicated to those who serve and have served our nation. Here you'll discover the solemn "Wall of Remembrance," a poignant mosaic of honor, and the majestic "Parade of Flags”. While you are here, have a seat and take a moment of reflection and enjoy watching the sun start to settle in the horizon.

Main Street, Lordsburg, NM


Mama Rosa's Pizza

To wrap up your day spent in Lordsburg, make sure to grab a hand tossed pizza, calzone or hot sub sandwich from Mama Rosa’s Pizza before you head home.

1312 S Main St Lordsburg, NM


As you bid farewell to Lordsburg at the end of a memorable day, you'll find that your heart is filled with memories, your phone loaded with new photos, and your bag packed with souvenirs, all serving as tokens of your time spent in this charming town.


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