Top things to do in Deming

Ghost Town in Deming

Shakespeare

As far as we know, the dusty southwestern corner of New Mexico isn't haunted by spirits speaking in iambic pentameter, but it is where you'll find Shakespeare, 2½ miles south of Lordsburg. Among the best-preserved g…
Museum in Deming

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum

One of New Mexico’s best regional museums, a sprawling, enormous affair that holds a superb display of Mimbres pottery and a great doll collection, including one rescued from the rubble of Hiroshima. A re-created Vi…
Park in Deming

Rockhound State Park

Rockhound State Park, 14 miles southeast of Deming via Hwys 11 and 141, gives visitors the chance to collect all sorts of semiprecious or just plain pretty rocks, including jasper, geodes and thunder eggs. You’ll ne…
Steak in Deming

Adobe Deli

This amazing, cavernous barn-like structure, on a rundown farm 12 miles east via US 549 (follow Pine St), is filled with stuffed animals from mouflon to marlin and even a mermaid. Food ranges from excellent sandwich…
Cultural in Deming

Great American Duck Race

Deming's biggest annual draw occurs on the fourth weekend in August. Anyone can enter the races to compete for a cash prize. Other wacky events include the Great American Tortilla Toss, Outhouse Races and a Duckling…
Food in Deming

Diaz Farms

If you're not passing through Hatch, this produce stand is the spot to pick up inexpensive chile ristras, big bags of chile powder (red and green), sacks of whole chiles and – why not? – bales of hay. It's north of …
Winery in Deming

St Clair Winery

The tasting room for New Mexico's largest vintner is located beside Hwy 549, 3 miles east of Deming.
Books in Deming

Readers' Cove

If you just finished your book, trade it in at this fantastic used-book store, in a 19th-century adobe house where the shelves are groaning with everything from literature to history to pulp.