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9 Best and Fun Things To Do In Silver City, New Mexico

Founded in 1870 after silver ore deposits were discovered nearby, this up-and-coming tourist destination has many unique attractions to offer visitors.

Firstly, it’s situated on the fringes of the Gila National Forest, which provides a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and a retreat for those looking to escape into nature.

Silver City is also home to a growing community of artists and entrepreneurs, who have contributed to the town’s thriving arts and culture scene and the one-of-a-kind restaurants and quirky boutiques lining its colorful downtown streets.

For those interested in history, the Silver City Museum is a must-see, while the Western New Mexico University Museum is a great place for visitors to see examples of Native American artifacts, especially pottery.

If you’d like to know more about what other hidden gems Silver City has to offer, keep reading for a full list of all the attractions and activities here

The 9 Most Popular Things To Do In Silver City, New Mexico

9. Boston Hill

4.5 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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8. Continental Divide Trail

4.9 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

7. Western New Mexico University Museum

4.7 ★★★★★ (54 reviews)

Location: 1000 W College Ave Silver City NM

Tel:  575 538 6386

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6. Boston Hill Open Space

4.6 ★★★★★ (95 reviews)

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Location: Silver City NM

Tel:  575 538 3785

5. Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery

5.0 ★★★★★ (99 reviews)


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Location: 142 Joseph Blane Road Silver City NM

Tel:  575 388 9279

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4. The Big Ditch

4.5 ★★★★★ (112 reviews)

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Location: 199 E Market Street Silver City NM

3. Silver City Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (248 reviews)

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Location: 312 W Broadway Street Silver City NM

Tel:  575 538 5921

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2. Penny Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (418 reviews)

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Location: N Grant Street Silver City NM

1. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

4.9 ★★★★★ (743 reviews)

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Location: 26 Jim Bradford Trail Mimbres NM

Tel:  575 536 9461

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Silver City, New Mexico! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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