Welcome

Sierra County, home of Spaceport America, the worlds first civil Spaceport, is the best kept secret in the state of New Mexico and the entire Southwest Region. For years, Sierra County has laid claim to some of the most beautiful mountain and desert terrain in the entire state. We also have exclusive rights to the only area in the state, or region, that teems with activity with the largest lake in the state, or southwestern region, Elephant Butte Lake.

That in itself would be enough to consider Sierra County an outdoor wonderland, but then add the fact that all this is nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande river, and minutes from the Gila National Forest…with Great Food, Hospitality, unique Hot Mineral Springs and interesting shops, history and people…well where else would you go for a vacation that HAS IT ALL!

  • Hot Mineral Spring

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    Producing over 2 million gallons of clear and odor free hot mineral spring water per day between 102 and 112 degrees, these springs are considered one of the top mineral springs in the USA. There are over 50 pools and tubs in the downtown Spas.

  • Elephant Butte

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    The City of Elephant Butte is located immediately west of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, New Mexico’s largest lake. The area is ideal for year round outdoor activities including boating, fishing, and all kinds of water sports.

  • Ghost Towns

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    Ho!
    For The Gold and Silver Mines of New Mexico. Fortune hunters,capitalists, poor men, sickly folks, all whose hearts are bowed down and ye who would live long, be rich, healthy, and happy;
    come to our sunny clime and see for yourselves!

  • Our Museums

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    The Geronimo Springs Museum portrays Sierra County from prehistoric times to the present day. The Hamilton Military Museum, opened in 2009, is next to the Vietnam War Memorial replica at the Veterans Memorial Park. The ghost towns of Kingston and Chloride, along with Hillsboro, all boast original and interesting local museums.

  • Spaceport America

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    Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. Located just a short distance from Truth or Consequences in Southern Sierra County. Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson’s company, is the spaceports anchor tenant.