- Our list of the best things to do in Socorro, New Mexico, features the top 12 nearby activities — including 8 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Socorro, NM has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Socorro, NM
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1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801 MoreLess Info
Several complexes make up the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The Very Large Array site is mostly outdoors and allow guests to walk along paths while the Green Bank Telescope is an indoor science center with exhibit halls, an auditorium, gift shop, and cafe.
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County Road 1598, Socorro, NM 87801 MoreLess Info
The history and cultural significance of the Spanish emigrant trail during the 1600s through the 1800s is preserved at the El Camino Real International Heritage Center. The museum within the Visitor's Center features artifacts, stories, and art representing the era.
The New Mexico Tech Golf Course is owned and operated by the univeristy but access is open to the public. The course itself is composed of 18 holes and has dramatic elevation changes with views of the Rio Grande Valley.
One of the oldest Catholic churches in the United States is the Old San Miguel Mission. The location is open for viewing during business hours throughout the week and features a simple and peaceful interior aesthetic.
The fort itself at the Fort Craig National Historic Site was established in 1854. Today, it draws visitors to learn more about its role in American history with the option to engage in photography and have picnics in designated areas.
Open year round from sun up to sundown, the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge gives visitors the opportunity to see and to photograph a wide array of wildlife in a protected setting. The refuge also offers educational programs.