Deming Travel Guide

  • A water color by Vera Schwartz at DAC exhibit
    A water color by Vera Schwartz at DAC...
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  • Great photo opportunities, snow, heat or rain!
    Great photo opportunities, snow, heat or...
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  • The Floridas (pronounced FLOH-REE-DAS)
    The Floridas (pronounced FLOH-REE-DAS)
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Deming Things to Do

  • Faywood Hotspring Mineral Pools

    I was never a soaker, spending time to sit in a bath just seemed a waste of time. Then one day I was just so incredibly achy, I gave it a go. I go at least once a month now, sometimes more! This is a must especially for those who just want to take a break and relax or soothe away their aches and pains. The water is artesian which means it is safe...

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  • Going a bit further away from Deming?

    -Pancho Villa state park and the museum located down in Columbus, South on Highway 11.-Faywood Hot Springs, City of Rocks, or the La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, while traveling North on Highway 11-Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Catwalk, and Gila National Forest, further North toward Silvery City from Highway 11.-Going further north from the Catwalk,...

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  • Thinking about wine tasting?

    New Mexico is one of the oldest places to produce wine in the United states! Pictures to come later. Many states charge you for tasting and visiting, New Mexico doesn't.Let me also start off to say- I am not a drinker, never cared for wine, but tasting is so fun. I always pick at least one bottle at wherever we decide to spend a half hour or so...

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  • Old Timer's Room and Dolls Room

    The first room to the left of the desk is the Old Timer's Room. It has lots and lots of photos from the earlier days of Deming. After that is the Dolls Room which also has other toys like train sets and puppets. One item I found particularly interesting was a doll a guy found in the rubble at Hiroshima after the Atom Bomb went off.

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  • Deming Luna Mimbres Museum

    The Deming luna Mimbres Museum has been rated as one of the best museums in the Southwest and I must agree. It has a number of interesting displays that are well presented. The museum is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday and 1:30 PM to 4 PM on Sunday. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter. Admission is free but...

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: Native Americans

    Also in the Cowboy Exhibit area is a room dedicated to the area Native Americans that are more contemporary than the Mimbres.

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: Military Room

    The military was also very inportant to the development of the Deming area. There is a room in the museum dedicated to the military.

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: Mimbres Room

    The Mimbres are considered an offshoot of the Mogollon Tribe. They inhabited the Southwestern New Mexico area over 100 years ago. The museum has one of the best collections of Mimbres Pottery in existence. They also have other items regarding Native American culture on display in the room including a number of Kachina.

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: 2nd Floor

    When you visit, don't forget to see the displays on the 2nd Floor. They celebrate different items of importance to the history and the present of Deming like the Hispanic Influence, schools, medical support and the winery.

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: Main Street

    In the same area as the Cowboy Exhibits, the Geode Room and the Liquor Bottle was a nice display of period shops along Main Street.

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: Cowboy Exhibits

    The museum has a number of well-presentyed displays about the cowboy and his importance to the history of Deming. the displays included some plates depicting scenes from some of John Wayne's most famous movies (located in the Men's Room??).

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  • Luna Mimbres Museum: Main Room

    Straight ahead from the desk area is the area they call the main room. It contains some antiques donated by leading citizens of Deming.

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  • Historic Baker Hotel

    The Historic Baker Hotel is part of the Silver Avenue Historic District. It served as a major hotel and was one of the premier meeting places in Deming.

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  • Historic Old Custom House

    In the early 1800s there was a war raging between Mexico and the United States. The war ended in 1848 but not the dispute over a strip of land called the Mesilla Strip. During this time a small one room ranchero was built on the site of the Old Custom House. It was sold to R.S. Field in 1885, and in 1888 he sold the property to his father Seaman...

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  • Luna County Court House

    Deming is the county seat for Luna County. The Luna County Court House was built in 1910 and was designed by W. B. Corwin. There is a nice city park across the street and the Luna Mimbres Museum and the historic Custom House are just a few blocks away. The grounds around the court house are nice and there is a gazebo where they host concerts and...

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Deming Restaurants

  • Largest cinnamon bun and more

    A twelve-table diner with these HUGE, delicious cinnamon buns, icing and all- great for sharing between 2-4 people! Elvis memorabilia and Mexican decor. They really don't have anything that isn't good but they can be a bit rich and stick to your ribs fare.

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  • Not a chain burger place

    They have so many things from sandwiches and pasta, from turf to surf, salad, dessert, and flavored sodas, coffees, and teas. It is a small restaurant, about 7 tables inside and a few outside on the patio. The burgers are nice and juicy, local meat and you can even get the burger size cut in half! I usually only eat half and left overs later are...

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  • Local brew and more

    This is a somewhat small area, pub-like but families DO eat here. They have delicious soda pop in tall glass bottles, great way to quench a thirst. Many of the places around Deming have great decor, this place is no exception! The fries are simply perfect, and the burger is juicy!

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  • Always send and take visitors here

    You really get your money's worth, and goodness even if you aren't in the mood to eat, they have flan! Seriously though, get the number 14, green, with a fried egg on top. Great free, local-made salsa and chips to munch on while waiting, too! The enchiladas with a fried egg on top. Yes it sounds odd until you try it, even for one such as me who is...

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  • Now That's Italian

    I asked at the hotel where was a good place to eat. The young man at the counter recommended a Mexican Place but I wasn't in the mood for Mexican. I then remembered seeing an Italian Place down by the historic downtown section. I drove over to Palma's Italian Grill. Now I have high standards for Italian food having lived there for over 4 years and...

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  • The best Mexican food is in Mexico

    About a 25 minute drive South of Deming is the town of Palomas Mexico. Cross the border and on the left is the Pink Store. I had pork in the locally famous red chili sauce and it was fantastic. Another treat is in Mexico, the soft drinks are made with real sugar and several in our group enjoyed them. Everything looked good. My rule of thumb is...

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Deming Warnings and Dangers

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    1. Gets windy- never open more than one door at a time or papers and receipts may fly out of vehicle.
    2. Wind may take your hat as well.
    3. Wind sometimes causes dust devils and dust storms.
    4. Rattlers and tarantulas are very common out here.
    5. Flash flooding is rare but if it begins to rain while off road, get to paved road. as soon as possible.
    6. Sun burn is common even during snow season-wear sun block
    7. The dry heat causes perspiration to dry immediately and one may be come over-heated without realizing-drink water and rest frequently.

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