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Socorro County
There is plenty to do and see in and around Socorro County.  In addition to El Camino Real International Heritage Center, we invite you to explore some of Socorro County's other attractions.  Click here for some recommended day trips from Socorro. 
 
First colonized in 1598, Socorro is one of the oldest communities in the United States,  settled 22 years before the Mayflower.  With over 400 years of occupation by Spanish, Mexican, Anglo and American Indians, and before that by the Piro Pueblo Indians, Socorro County has a huge diversity of history and interests.  And,
much of it is still here to see.
 
Much of the area's history is based on El Camino Real, for this was the only way in and out of New Mexico until the railroad arrived in the 1880s.  For centuries, it was along this famous trail that the early settlements were founded -- many in Socorro County.
 
Old mission churches, Fort Craig, ghost towns, mining camps, mountain camp grounds, old cattle trails, bird watching and desert byways -- to the world's largest radio telescope -- make Socorro County a most intriguing place to visit.
 
Plan your visit by exploring the links to the left, or clicking on the items of interest on the map.
 
 
El Camino Real
International Heritage Center
Area Attractions
City of Socorro
Tourism Info
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Socorro
Established 1598
Formerly Pilabo
Pueblo
 

   San Acacia

 
Alamillo
 
Bernardo 
 

   Polvadera

 

   Lemitar

 
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San Antonio
Birthplace of
Conrad Hilton
 
Riley
Ghost Town
 
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Very Large
Array (VLA)
Radio
Telescope
 
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Gran Quivera
Pueblo ruins
 
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Abo
Pueblo ruins
 
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Quarai
Pueblo ruins
 
Trinity Site
1st Atomic Bomb
 
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Bosque del Apache
NWR
Bird watcher's paradise
 
 

Fort Craig

 
El Camino Real International Heritage Center
 
 
Sabinal   
Vineyards
 

La Joya

 
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Sevilleta
NWR
Wildlife research
 
 
Kelly
Mining
Ghost Town
 
 
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San Marcial
Ghost Town
 
 
Magdalena
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Map of
Area Attractions
Recommended
Day Trips
from Socorro
Day trips in
Sierra County
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3) Magdalena
Kelly ghost town
VLA radio telescope
2) Indian Pueblos
Abo, Quarai and
Gran Quivera
1) Heritage Center
Fort Craig
Bosque del Apace
Explore Socorro County
Map of Socorro County attractions
Map of Socorro County attractions