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Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

The convoluted name sums up the tragic history of this bleak, windswept spot, beside the Pecos River 6 miles southeast of town. Fort Sumner was built in 1862 to guard the Bosque Redondo Reservation, a prison to some…
Museum in Fort Sumner

Billy the Kid Museum

Home to a private collection of more than 60,000 items, this main-street museum is a veritable shrine to the famous outlaw – don’t miss the photo of the Kid enjoying a game of croquet (really!). Native American arti…
Cultural in Fort Sumner

Old Fort Days

Held on the second weekend in June, this festival features a rodeo, goat roping, shootouts and athletic events.