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Portales, NM

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Portales is a must-see New Mexico destination!



It is a city that combines a rural atmosphere with premier cultural, economic and educational opportunities.



Portales has attractions to see for everyone, regardless of preference or budget, among the most popular ones being:



- Oasis State Park, a wonderful outdoor refuge located just four miles from Portales offering picnic areas, campsites, hiking trails and fishing.



- Roosevelt County Museum, located on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, featuring displays that include relics of the home including antique furniture and an Edison phonograph as well as the technology of the past as evidenced by a printing press and a medical instrument collection.



- Blackwater Draw Museum, offering displays of artifacts and exhibits that describe over 13,000 years of the Locality No. 1 site, from mammoth hunting to modern culture. Locality No. 1 is a National Historic Landmark that is one of the most important archaeological sites in the New World. This unique site documents and interprets the earliest Paleoindian cultures in North America.



- Natural History Museum, dedicated to promote understanding of the diversity of life, emphasizing the natural heritage of eastern New Mexico and the greater Southwest. Of particular interest to visitors are the live native plants and animals on display.



Annual Events

The list of the most popular annual events which happen in Portales, includes:

- the Annual Heritage Days,

- the New Mexico Agricultural Expo,

- the Peanut Valley Festival,

- and the New Mexico 4-H Rodeo Finals, all offering exciting entertainment for all family members.





Among the top places to shop, in and near Portales, NM, there are:


>> Quality Sales: 612 East 2nd Street, Portales, NM.


>> Walmart Supercenter: 1604 East Spruce Street, Portales, NM.


>> Bar G Western Wear Boot: 115 West 2nd Street, Portales, NM.


>> Cozy Cottage Cross Stitch Shoppe: 119 South Main Avenue, Portales, NM.


>> Tankersley's: 306 North Main Street, Clovis, NM.


>> North Plains Mall: 2809 North Prince Street, Clovis, NM.


>> Sears: 2811 North Prince Street, Clovis, NM.

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