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The town of Cimarron is a hidden jewel in northeast New Mexico.

Cimarron is a hidden jewel in New Mexico, and needs more advertising to bring in more tourists. It... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Lots of Cimarron History

Maxwell was a fixture in developing the Cimarron area. He had the largest land grant at the time... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Belton, Texas
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Cimarron, NM
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Cimarron is a hidden jewel in New Mexico, and needs more advertising to bring in more tourists. It was established in the mid-1800s, and holds a lot of charming and historical buildings that convey a lot of the history of the area. Right down through...More

Thank NancyLaird
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Maxwell was a fixture in developing the Cimarron area. He had the largest land grant at the time, and parceled it off to people coming in the area. The Old Town tour takes you to many sites of the Maxwell business plus city sites. THe...More

Thank Buzzard92
Reviewed 1 November 2016

With the exception of the St James Hotel there is very little to see in Cimarron. We drove around the town to see where the "locals " live, and there is nothing that inspired us so we drove on out after only about 10 minutes...More

Thank shazlex2015
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I was driving through the area a few days ago and glanced at the town. What I saw made me pull over and unload my bicycle. I spent the next hour pedaling through arrested time in old Cimarron. Admittedly, some of the town looks pretty...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 9 October 2015

be sure to pick up self-guided walking (or driving) tour of the little old town from St James Hotel front desk or chamber of commerce at 104 N. Lincoln. Many of the 19th century buildings are extant spread over several dusty blocks. St James hotel...More

Thank MJHBlack
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The "tourist" area in the center of town was extremely ambitious for the size of the town. It did have a few monuments telling the history. Most of the shops we visited were closed, despite their "open" signs. This is a drive by town and...More

Thank cjw_9
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Nice town. A very small town though. The town doesn't have that much to offer however. Philmont is the main attraction.

Thank CaseyJones6325
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Honestly, there is not a lot to this unless you have a specific interest or knowledge of Cimarron history. The route on the maps are not clear, but the sites are well marked when you find them.

Thank K J
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We stayed at the St. James Hotel Sat. night and were looking forward to some shopping and walking around Old Town on Sunday, only to find EVERYTHING closed up tight as a drum even at 11:00 am on Sunday morning. Stores that in the hotel...More

2  Thank Marielle O
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The walking tour of "Old Cimarron" is a self-guided tour using a pamphlet with map and location descriptions. It is designed to be walked in an order that is sensible and does not take but an hour or 2 at the most; and the locations...More

6  Thank Mike B
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