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Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

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It was so pretty this afternoon, little birds flitting everywhere and lots of wild flowers. A... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Erika P
via mobile
Beautiful Land

We were not sure about driving out to the Refuge, but it ended up being such a lovely drive and so... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Audrey B
New Mexico
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State Highway 281, Las Vegas, NM 87701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did some research on this place & decided to cycle the 8 mile paved/dirt road. Ranger station locked & marked official business only. Couldn't get to read signs. Couldn't get near the lakes & the dirt road would be impassable if wet.Really wasn't worth going.

Thank amber d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three stars since this isn’t a must-do sight. The Gallinas nature trail is 2 miles round trip. You walk across a prairie to a box canyon. There are lots of wildflowers. The walk is located about halfway through the eight-mile driving loop. There is a...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

It was so pretty this afternoon, little birds flitting everywhere and lots of wild flowers. A pleasant surprise.

Thank Erika P
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this park right after the rain was done, late one afternoon And was surprised to find the visitor center closed at 4 PM. The web site says 5. Since the center was closed, half of the roads available to drive around the lake...More

Thank gturay
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were not sure about driving out to the Refuge, but it ended up being such a lovely drive and so peaceful. There are viewing areas, but mostly you just drive around and look for anything moving. They have signs posted, with different marshes, and...More

1  Thank Audrey B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is my second visit to the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and I can say we loved it both times. There is no entrance fee to visit the refuge and we have seen many different types of wildlife both visits. There are tons of...More

2  Thank Danyalle S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

So don’t come here expecting the other Las Vegas but a friend who now lives in New Mexico had never ventured out here. Anyways I had recently visited bosque del Apache around the time the sand hill cranes were migrating. Was expecting something similar but...More

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Western edge of the prairie bird refuge. Not much to see but the birds appear to love itt. We have friends who retired nearby simply to watch the birds. At first I wondered why they left the California Coast. After resting on their terrace watching...More

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 20 October 2017

There were many waterfowl and several hawks in the area on Oct 19 2017 when we visited. Most of the birds were in the large pond north of the visitor center and in Brown's Marsh, on the west side of the property. One is not...More

1  Thank Richard289
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I was at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge in September 2017. It had been raining for a couple of days prior to my arrival, so one side of the auto tour road was closed. This place is known for all kinds of birds, however,...More

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