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El Malpais Visitor Center

Visitor or Interpretive Center
The Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center is at Exit 85 on I-40 in Grants, New Mexico. – Rick Best

ADA Accessibility Notes

Center is fully accessible; accessible parking, sidewalks, automatic doors, accessible restrooms, assistive listening equipment available in theater upon request.

The El Malpais Visitor Center is YOUR multiagency gateway to the public lands of the region! The facility features exhibits, a trip planning area, a Western National Parks Association bookstore and a theater. Nine suggested tours provide inspiration to head out and enjoy the region's diverse landscapes. Watch the award-winning short documentary "Remembered Earth" in our 60-seat theater. Picnic tables out front are the perfect place to have lunch and plan your next adventure.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on the visitor center grounds as long as they are leashed. Pets are not allowed in the visitor center.


8 am - 5 pm MST, 9 am - 6 pm MDT

Seasons Open



No fees

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