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Cerrillos

The area turquoise and lead deposits were critical to the jewelry and pottery making of the prehistoric Indians and these mines influenced Spanish settlement. The Cerrillos mining district is one of the oldest and most marked of the Old Spanish mineral developments in the Southwest. In fact, turquoise is still being mined here on several private claims. Cerrillos was full of hearty miners who extracted gold, silver, lead, zinc and turquoise from area mines at its peak in the 1880’s. The miners supported the town’s 21 saloons and four hotels. While it was once seriously considered as the capitol of New Mexico, today Cerrillos, with its dirt streets, is a picturesque reminder of the Old West. There are several Shops & Galleries, a Post Office, Health Clinic and family homes. Visit the Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo and the Cerrillos Hills State Park which has 5.2 miles of hiking and biking trails. The town has been the setting for several motion pictures, most prominently "Young Guns" filmed in 1988. Saint Joseph’s church has mass Sunday morning. (505) 471-1562.

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Black Bird Saloon

Black Bird Saloon

28 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 438-1821

Take a step back in time into an Old West Saloon built in 1885. Serving up good food and genuine hospitality ~ Beer, Wine & NM Spirits.

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Broken Saddle Riding Co.

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

County Rd 59-A
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 424-7774

Ride the Cerrillos Hills State Park. Silver & Turquoise Mines. Missouri Fox Trotters, Tennessee Walkers. Walk, Trot, Canter or Gallup. Small groups/private rides.

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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo

17 Waldo St
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 438-3008

We mine and sell rare Cerrillos Turquoise. Gift Shop, Collectibles, old Bottles, Rocks and Minerals. Featured on Antiques Roadshow. "Come by & feed the animals". Mine tours available by advance reservation.

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Cerrillos Community Church

Cerrillos Community Church

37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 331-4934 (505) 438-2885

A Bible based Christian Fellowship. Bible Study, Worship Times on the Internet.

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Cerrillos Hills State Park

Cerrillos Hills State Park

37 Main Street
PO Box 460
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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1-888-NMPARKS or (505) 474-0196

Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.

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Cerrillos Station

Cerrillos Station

15B First Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 474-9326

Fine Art Gallery, Southwestern Gifts/Jewelry, Hair Salon, Massage Therapy, Farmers Market, Dance/Yoga Studio, Snacks/Drinks.

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First River Gallery

First River Gallery

7 River Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 920-6297

An outdoor gallery across from St. Joseph's Church featuring sculpture, paintings, and prints by Sachiko Umi.

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Museum of Encaustic Art

Museum of Encaustic Art

18 County Road 55A
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 424-6487

Features over 100 works in encaustic wax, fastest growing medium in the nation. Open Fri, Sat, Sun 11-4pm. Closed January. Appt only February/March.

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Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden

3453 State Hwy 14 N
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 471-4688

Private sculpture garden of artists Jennifer and Kevin Box. Artworks rotate annually on this outdoor walking trail. Open seasonally.

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Seftel Gallery

Seftel Gallery

8 First Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505)308-2022

Explore the studio, gallery and residence of international artist Paul Seftel.

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Stoneridge Realty

Stoneridge Realty

145 Vicksville Rd
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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(505) 473-0330

Nestled in the Cerrillos Hills. Specializing in adobe homes, rural land & ranches.

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Upcoming Event

Hat Ranch Collective Group Show

Friday, Dec 9, 2022
Hat Ranch Gallery is having a Collective Group Show with works from 11 artists representing a wide variety of media and styles. Opening night is Friday, Dec. 9 from 4-7pm. Hope you can stop by.
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