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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo17 Waldo St
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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A stop in the historic village of Cerrillos will take you to the 28 room hacienda of Todd and Patricia Brown, built using 65,000 mud bricks made by hand. The building is remarkable and the gift shop has many minerals from the southwest and over 50 different products including silver jewlery using turquoise from our mine claim, The Little Chalchihuitl, New Mexico mining claim # 166080 and The Little Blue Bell. We give Turquoise Mine tours by reservation only, contact Todd at (505) 438-3008. The cost is $35.00 per person; we take up to 4 people and use our vehicle.The tour takes one and a half hours.
In the Cerrillos Mining Museum there are displays on the Cerrillos Mining District, a large mineral collection, diaramas, photos, relics, antiques of the area and collections of many items. Our motto is "Beyond these doors the past lives on'. We have a small Petting Zoo containing playful goats, Coco the llama, fancy chickens, pidgeons and a turkey - in the shop you can buy food to feed the animals. It's truly live intertainment. Come by and visit!
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