Top things to do

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Socorro

Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

These fields and marshes, 8 miles south of Socorro, are the wintering ground for migratory birds including snow geese, sandhill cranes and bald eagles, though sadly no longer the whooping crane. The season lasts fro…
Telescope 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…
Italian in Socorro

Socorro Springs Brewing Co

In the mood for a relatively sophisticated experience? Come to this busy brewpub/restaurant for a really good clay-oven pizza, big calzones, decent pasta dishes, lots of salads and homemade soups. At times, the sele…
Burgers in Socorro

Owl Bar Cafe

Leave I-25 at Exit 139, 10 miles south of Socorro, to sample the finest green chile cheeseburgers this side of Hatch. The potent mix of greasy beef, soft bun, sticky cheese, tangy chile, lettuce and tomato drips ont…
Wildlife in Socorro

Festival of the Cranes

Cafe in Socorro

Manzanares Street Coffeehouse

This large and lively central rendezvous, a block from both the plaza and the highway, serves soup and sandwiches as well as espressos and pastries. You've got to love a place that posts advice on 'How to Use a Semi…
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…
Scientific in Socorro

Lightning Field