"Pancho Villa State Park" Top 5 Page for this destination New Mexico Things to Do Tip by Basaic

New Mexico Things to Do: 276 reviews and 604 photos

  Custom House
by Basaic
  • Custom House - New Mexico
      Custom House
    by Basaic
  • Remains of Headquarters Building - New Mexico
      Remains of Headquarters Building
    by Basaic
  • Recreation Hall - New Mexico
      Recreation Hall
    by Basaic
  • Botanical Garden - New Mexico
      Botanical Garden
    by Basaic
  • Camping Area - New Mexico
      Camping Area
    by Basaic

Pancho Villa State Park commemorates the raid conducted by soldiers belonging to Pancho Villa on the tiny hamlet of Columbus on 9 March 1916. This is the last time an enemy army operated on US Soil. The park is located on the grounds of former Camp Furlong from where Gen. John J. ?Black Jack? Pershing launched 10,000 troops on an 11-months, 500-mile pursuit of Villa into Mexico. The Exhibit Hall tells the story that begins with the 1910 Mexican Revolution and ends with Pershing?s command of the Allied Forces when the U.S. entered World War I. The main buildings remaining on the grounds are the 1902 US Custom's House, and the former Recreation Hall. There are also the remains of two adobe buildings and a few other remains. Several of these are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum itself, located in the Visitors Center, is very well done and worth the visit.

Panco Villa State Park also has a Botanical Garden and campsites.

(For more information; see my Pancho Villa State Park Page).

Address: P.O. Box 450, Columbus, NM 88029
Directions: By the Intersection of New Mexico Highways 9 and 11, in Southwest New Mexico
Phone: (575) 531-2711
Website: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/PanchoVilla.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Apr 23, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Basaic Visits Here Frequently!


“As for me, I'll take the road less traveled.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 1 0
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 5 5

Have you been to New Mexico?

  Share Your Travels