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Address: 3647 Billy the Kid Dr., Fort Sumner, NM 88119
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Tells about an unsettling time in our nations history.

Missed this place a few years ago and vowed to return. Aaron was super knowledgeable on the history of the event. Beautiful surroundings make for a relaxing visit. "Billy the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert C
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Missed this place a few years ago and vowed to return. Aaron was super knowledgeable on the history of the event. Beautiful surroundings make for a relaxing visit. "Billy the Kid" grave site is adjacent to the memorial. Makes you shake your head that this could have actually happened. Go visit. Pet friendly on the grounds only - not in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I can't even begin to tell you all that is available here. It is important information for everyone to hear as it really provides an opportunity to see how easily a group of us can be steered off course from the people we should be, and to understand how vulnerable any group of us can be. Please leave enough time... More 

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Miami, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Tells the history of 10,000 Navajos who were forced to walk 450 miles from Four Corners to the Bosque Redondo Reservation. Mescalero Apaches were also imprisoned here.

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Thank Jean A
Newark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Bosque Redondo means circle of trees. It represents a sad time in US history when just as the black man was being freed, the Indians were being imprisoned, killed and maimed. Here find out about the Apache and Navaho tribes being rounded up by Kit Carson and corralled at Ft. Sumner. Very modern facility that is very lightly used by... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

After leaving Roswell we headed to Lubbock and thought we would stop and check out the museum. Very impressive and most informative facility. The ranger Aaron was very knowledgeable regarding the area and that time in history. The museum was very well done,the displays very beautiful. The trail outside led to a memorial near a tree with a bench to... More 

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Thank Patricia M
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242 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here on a side trip to West Texas. It is a bit out of the way but there is quite a bit of history located here. The staff at the museum was extremely helpful and helped us around the walking tour. The replica barracks were amazing and well supported. The plight of the Navaho people here was... More 

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Thank Chris M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This small building houses a wonderful collection of artifacts. It's well laid out and a great history lesson. The day we were here a ranger named Aaron was working, he really cares about the site and the history that's there. Aaron was very enthusiastic to show us different things and educate my kids about what the daily life on the... More 

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Thank Kathryn A
Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We didn't have time to tour the museum but the grounds were really nice with interesting plaques posted.

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Made a 3 and a1/2 mile detour to visit this unique memorial. Exceptional architecture and wonderful display of the history of two great tribes and how our government and Army drove them from their lands. Nice video, great photos and easy to follow history of what took place in history!! Excellent and knowledgeable staff to explain in detail this bit... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Bosque Redondo Memorial, an excellent exhibit and great history experience. The memorial takes a close look at the experience of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache dark days of suffering in the 1800's. Excellent exhibit with some incredible murals!

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