- Our list of the best things to do in Grants, New Mexico, features the top 14 nearby activities — including 9 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Grants, NM has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 12 things to do within the city of Grants, NM , followed by 2 popular activities in nearby cities, including Pueblo of Acoma
Working to preserve the history of the uranium boom during the 1950s, the New Mexico Museum of Mining has several levels and exhibits. The main floor features the relics, exhibits, and videos about the region in general while the elevator takes guests into a recreation of a uranium mine.
88% 34 votes
1900 East Santa Fe Ave., Grants, NM 87020 MoreLess Info
Information is provided to guests on the major attractions in the area through the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center. The bookstore features topographic maps and field guides while the rest of the center has exhibits on the region and a 60-seat theater with a collection of over 50 short videos.
79% 123 votes
Highway 53 (28 miles SW of Grants), Grants, NM MoreLess Info
Multiple trails run through the region known as Land of Fire & Ice (Bandera Volcano & Ice Cave). Guests are able to walk through the region to view lava trails and the Ice Cave in addition to visiting the Old Time Trading Post which features many contemporary Native American art.
The El Malpais National Conservation Area is comprised of geological, archaeological, and numerous other natural resources. The area offers, trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding, camping, scenic views, caves and ancient historical sites.
El Calderon Trail is accessible to the public throughout the year and is built around the El Calderon Cinder Cone that was formed roughly 115,000 years ago. Along with hiking and backcountry exploration, the trail leads to several caves for those who are feeling adventurous.
The New Mexico Mining Museum offers a faithful recreation of the fascinating, dangerous realities of uranium mining, including a mine shaft with elevator. It also offers displays of gems and minerals from various countries.