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Things To Do In Raton

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NRA Whittington Center

Whatever you want to shoot, we have the range for you! Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles. We have trap fields, skeet fields, high power rifle ranges, all kinds of .22 ranges, pistol ranges plus training for first-time shooters, law enforcement, hunters, young shooters, you name it (

Acquatic Center

The Raton Regional Aquatic Center is a state of the art facility. It features:

  • Kiddie Pool with slide

  • Tunnel Slide

  • Diving board

  • Aqua climbing wall

  • Volleyball net and basketball hoop

  • Whirlpool

  • Variety of other water features (

Capulin Volcano

Come view a dramatic landscape—a unique place of mountains, plains, and sky. Born of fire and forces continually reshaping the earth’s surface, Capulin Volcano provides access to nature’s most awe-inspiring work (


Golf Course

The Raton Country Club offers players an unique opportunity to play in one of the truly untouched regions in the country. Depending on the season, wild turkey, bear, deer, elk and more can be viewed from the greens.


The Raton Golf Course is a nine-hole course nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding scenery includes a gorgeous view of majestic New Mexico mesas and a variety of wildlife on and near the fairways (

Historic Shuler Theater

The historic Shuler Theater in downtown Raton, New Mexico, is a state landmark and remains the center for performing arts in northeastern New Mexico (

Sugarite Canyon State Park

Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, historical "coal camp" interpretive trail, and ranger programs. (

Raton Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Raton (108 South Second Street).  Features exhibits related to Raton’s ranching, mining, Santa Fe Trail and railroad history.
Free and open to the public.  Come by and pick up the walking tour of the downtown Raton historic district.
Summer: 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Winter: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday - Saturday


El Raton Movies

Enjoy a feature film or a special event during your stay in Raton.  This wonderful restored movie theater has lots of history (

Climax Canyon Park and Nature Trail

Named after an abandoned coal mine and located at the end of Apache Avenue just blocks from downtown Raton. Offers a several mile multi-loop nature trail with breathtaking views of Raton and the surrounding landscape.  Wildlife viewing opportunities (

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