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A walk in the past

Authentic dilapidated old silver mine town where you can appreciate the natural wilderness and its... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Must visir ghost town town, but it is closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Abandoned silver mining town that had 4000 residents at one time. Free attraction run by the BLM... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Lake Valley nm, Las Cruces, NM
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Authentic dilapidated old silver mine town where you can appreciate the natural wilderness and its beauty. Just the sound of the wind and you. The voices of the past intermingled with vintage school desks and a hummingbird greeting you. I loved the blast of the...More

2  Thank cuyutlan13
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Abandoned silver mining town that had 4000 residents at one time. Free attraction run by the BLM. Get map and walk around the town that has about 6 to 8 structures, including the school and church. You feel like you are in the 1880s. Out...More

2  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Absolutely loved this tiny ghost town. Parked the car at the school. Some history inside the school to read and see. My mother uses a walker so she was able to see it. Outside are restrooms. You follow the trail outside to view the ghost...More

3  Thank bianca366
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Beautifully set in a desert-like landscape, this little 'ghost town' consists of about ten, fifteen buildings, among them a restaured church and school, and a graveyard. Scattered around the site you'll find a lot of objects related to its boom days as a mining town....More

2  Thank Zeeburger1970
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you are into history, mining and/or ghost towns, this is a great place to visit. The drive from Las Cruces is very pleasant and the site is wonderful. And since it is BLM land, it's free! Stop at the schoolhouse and talk to the...More

3  Thank orto0008
Reviewed 13 February 2018

30 minutes from Hatch ("Chili Capital of the World"). It is in the middle of nowhere...but once you stumble upon it fun to explore. The day I went it was a bit windy...you hear the squeaking and the creaking noises of the signs/shutters...creating the ambiance...More

3  Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Nice old ghost town in a nice surrounding. Many old building and relics from the past. The old school house is worth a visit.

1  Thank sabimax
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lake Valley is an abandoned (mostly) silver mining town that dried up in the early 20th century because of two events: 1) in the 1880's, President Grover Cleveland demonetized silver in favor of gold, which started the slide (according to the brochure), and 2) the...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I drove out there on my way back to Truth or Consequences from Gila. Was a bit out of my way but worth seeing. Some planning would have made my visit better as the main site is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (I was there...More

2  Thank robK6566WP
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I first learned of Lake Valley via the website Atlas Obscura. Information and directions to this site can be hard to find on the internet so I asked about it while we were eating at Sparky's in Hutch, New Mexico. A family near us highly...More

3  Thank Diane H
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Jo M
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Response from jshanson |
No it is about an hour drive NW of Las Cruces
13 October 2015|
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Response from westrain | Reviewed this property |
Would not recommend if you do not have ID Have heavy temporary from Deming checks to cutoff to Lake Valley. Both Interstate highways have Border Patrol Check points as well as south of back roads from Hatch and Alamogordo... More