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Unexpected pleasure of a country road

This was more fun than I expected. But I must say that I love looking at scenery. By the time we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
poisonlady
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Tampa, FL
Interesting to see, no real information out there about the ruins, but the ruins are there.

There is a sign pointing to a fork in the road that seems like you would get to more of the ghost... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Hobnob_Hobo
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was more fun than I expected. But I must say that I love looking at scenery. By the time we got to the Kelly church, I was in love with that back road. You're smack dab up against a low mountain range in a...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

There is a sign pointing to a fork in the road that seems like you would get to more of the ghost town but the road was rough and I got tired of it after a bit and turned around. I might have missed something!...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I stopped in Magdalena at a little Information Center and got a great history lesson from the fellow there. My first helpful hint (like Jennifer's) is always stop at a Visitor Center first wherever you are going. Your next stop should be the Kelly Church...More

1  Thank GypsyBreeze
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have two helpful hints for Magdalena and Kelly Town. #1 Stop at the Visitor Center / Marketplace in Magdalena for some very helpful information about Kelly including an old plat and some beautiful examples of what was mined there. #2 Getting to Kelly Town...More

5  Thank Jennifer30308
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Every time we have out of town visitors, we take them to the Kelly Mine. It's a short, little trip that doesn't take much time, but it is quite interesting and worth the drive. Kelly was a booming mining town at one time, and you...More

2  Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We recently visited the Kelly, NM area with our 8 year old niece who loved to hunt for rocks. We hunted for rocks at the Graphic and Nitt mines and drove up to Kelly to look around. If you are interested in looking for interesting...More

2  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 18 July 2016

For rockhounds and history buffs alike, Kelly Mine is a decent stop if you're in the area. We spent two days taking pictures and digging around in the mine tailings and between my family and myself had my Kia Soul nearly dragging its rear end...More

2  Thank TerryJ1972
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

The local brochures boasted this as a historic spot. Although there was a historic sign that informed tourists of the history, the rest of the experience really wasn't worth it. The sign when entering says the "ghost town" was reestablished in 2012 and has a...More

1  Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 6 October 2015

A ghost town and Cemetery. There are no formal tours except for guests at Concho Hills Guest Ranch. So if you are going alone, study the site on the Internet before you go. One has to look for the cemetery. Some graves date to the...More

6  Thank SnakeWhip
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We started the day out not knowing that this was going to be the highlight of our vacation road trip in New Mexico. You can drive through Magdalena or you can stop and really investigate the town and Kelly. And in doing so it was...More

8  Thank marti k
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