• Madrid
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People are drawn to ghost towns. Some are bare bone remains of long deserted towns and some like Madrid, NM (pronounced MADrid) have been revitalized. This old coal-mining hub turned ghost town after...  Read More


  • Free Things to Do: "On your way to Madrid, check out another ghost town, Cerrillos. Once a gold-mining town, it was also known for its Turquoise. Head to Cerrillos Hills State Park where you can walk trails that go past long-abandoned gold mines."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Stop at the Mine Shaft Tavern for a burger or brew and check out the wall murals by the late artist, Russ Ward. If you have time, go to Tinkertown, his quirky museum of miniatures further down the trail. It's open April through October."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Walking around Madrid, a revitalized ghost town, is a great way to get a bit of a feel of the old west.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It's a fun place to stop as you drive the historic Turquoise Trail with over 40 shops and galleries to explore.

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