Socorro attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Socorro

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Renowned among wildlife photographers the world over, these fields and marshes, 18 miles south of Socorro, are the wintering ground for over 100,000 migratory birds including snow geese, sandhill cranes and bald eag…
Observatory in Socorro

Very Large Array Radio Telescope

In some remote regions of New Mexico, TV reception is little more than a starry-eyed fantasy. About 40 miles west of Socorro, though, 27 huge antenna dishes sprout from the high plains like a couch potato’s dream co…
Church in Socorro

San Miguel Mission

The small church built by Socorro's earliest Spanish settlers expanded to become the San Miguel Mission in the 1620s. You’ll find it three blocks north of the Plaza. While much altered, the mission still retains its…