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Pecos National Historical Park

1 Peach Drive, Pecos, NM 87552-0418
+1 505-757-7241
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Here is an example of another lesser known National Park in the Southwest. Park is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Another superb lesser visited National Park, just North of I-25 close to Santa Fe. People had lived here for 1000 years.

My son (13) and I decided to visit lesser known National Parks, because in Summer they are not as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lenexa, Kansas
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Pecos National Historical Park commemorates thousands of years of human travel through the area. This includes hundreds of years of human habitation, such as Pecos Pueblo and the Spanish Mission Church. The Santa Fe Trail came through the park, as did the original path of Route 66. The Civil War brought the Battle of Glorieta Pass here, where Confederate ambitions for the Southwest stopped. The Forked Lightning Ranch boasted Northern New Mexico dude ranching and the home of Tex Austin, E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson, and Greer Garson. Whatever your interest in New Mexico, from archeology to modern rodeos, Pecos National Historical Park is connected!
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  • Average2%
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“civil war” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Peach Drive, Pecos, NM 87552-0418
+1 505-757-7241
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here is an example of another lesser known National Park in the Southwest. Park is beautiful!!! Please stop at the Visitors center and watch the short video about the history of the settlement of the area- so much information provided at this site. A drive...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son (13) and I decided to visit lesser known National Parks, because in Summer they are not as busy and offer better learning opportunities. This was no exception. Very good visitor center, and excellent ranger led tours. If Ranger Art is there take his...More

Thank Clockdocto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to spend 2 to 3 hours to better understand this interesting place of historical interest. The Pueblo Indians were the first inhabitants of this area and built a community of approximately 2,000 inhabitants. This location was in a strategic trading location and...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the walking self guided tour after we accidentally discovered this charming park. We stopped to eat a picnic lunch in their lovely shaded area with tables... and were intrigued. The history is facinating... including the connection to Geer Garson, the film star from...More

Thank rwigley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit, beautiful landscape, so much history, a nice museum and information center, a must stop for visitors !

Thank Annabella C W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely park with very easy paved walking paths up to the old church and a nice informative visitor centre. The park was free and there was ample car parking and a nice little picnic area. The weather was glorious on our visit...More

Thank ussh2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love National Parks, Monuments, and Historic sites. This one did not disappoint. Easy to find easy parking and an easy hike. We came here with our four children ranging in age from 15 years to 6months. The 6 month old was in a stroller...More

Thank family298
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Park is in great condition, unlike a lot of over loved and underfunded locations. There is a museum on site in a beautiful visitor center. There is a quick 12 minute familiarization video to become familiar with location. Ranger tours are available or...More

Thank robert h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park makes for a very nice half-day type of trip from nearby Santa Fe. Although the park has been around for a while, the visitor center looks very modern and has some excellent displays regarding the area's Pueblo population and the influx of various...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The remains of the old Pecos Misson can be seen from Amtrak's Southwest Chief. I wanted to see it close up, and was not disappointed. There is still work being done on the site, but there are interesting ruins. Also, the scenery is amazing. From...More

Thank Sue K
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Bob K
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Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
Winter Hours: From Labor Day until Memorial Day, the park is open from 8:30 to 4:00. Pecos National Historical Park is open every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Fees: The fee to visit the park is... More