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Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus

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  • It's a state park with not much going on. Just not much to see or do. Short walk up a hill with a view. Maybe okay if you want to camp close to the border.  more »
  • I enjoy going there as there is a lot of history. The Pink Store is awesome you have to say hi to Yvonne the owner. Great Mexican produts and Spirits and American Dental.  more »
  • We really enjoyed the onsite museum and the museum in the old train depot just across the road and would have given both museums 4 to 5 stars. The campground was a different story. The campground is.....  more »
  • This park is a history bomb. At the entrance is a small museum that has, in my opinion, plenty of Pancho Villa history and displays to keep you occupied for well over an hour. The volunteer the Saturday we were there was friendly and helpful. We paid a small $5 fee in order to use the picnic areas in the rest of the park but we just drove through. If you want to picnic, all picnic areas do have water, tables, shade, and a grill. RVs can stay here too. Take some time to explore everything, because this park is teeming with history.
  • A small park that upon driving up you don’t expect much, but it’s definitely a hidden gem of the southwest. The museum is small but one of the best park museums I have ever been to. It even has a replica Jenny plane inside. I learned far more of the historic significance of the pancho villa raid. It tells both sides of the story and allows you to build your own opinion and judgment. The trails and camping areas offer a look at some of the original buildings and native environment. It’s also great that Paloma’s, rockhound, and city of rocks are nearby making this a great stop on a day adventure.
  • The park looks much better with all the flowers that have grown in since my visit there last year.
  • Tiny little state park loaded with history. Nice rangers and visitor center lady. Water and electricity for $14. Short drive to Mexico. Roadrunners and white-winged doves. No shade, but cool wind in early May.
  • A wonderful state park within a stones throw of the US border. The campground contains about 55 sites that include water and power hookups for the most reasonable prices around. $14 for all the bells and whistles. Comfort stations with showers are located in the campground for the use of patrons. It’s the best place for stopping if you want to visit Palomas, Mexico or learn a bit about the life and times of Pancho Villa and the Putative Expedition.

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