Carlsbad NM

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Community attractions

When you have explored and hiked until your heart is content, find a slow-down in town and immerse yourself in Carlsbad Culture.

With winding paths, refreshing fountains and gorgeous artwork to enjoy, the Halagueno Arts Park is a beautiful respite area, or the perfect venue for your next arts or cultural event.  With two performances stages, the park welcomes patrons to stage concerts or other performance events.

Located at 101 S Halagueno
(575) 887-1191

Halagueno Arts Park
Halagueno Arts Park

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Halagueno Arts Park
Halagueno Arts Park

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Halagueno Arts Park Carlsbad
Halagueno Arts Park Carlsbad

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Halagueno Arts Park
Halagueno Arts Park

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When you're looking to tee off, Carlsbad has you covered. The Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course hosts a nine-hole par three course along the Pecos River and a regulation 18-hole course in the foothills. Enjoy twilight play for discounted green fees. Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course also features a driving range, putting green and pro shop.

Call for tee times: 575-885-5444

The Sports Complex located at 3001 W. Lea Street is arguably the finest in New Mexico. The vision of this initiative was to design and construct a "state of the art" sports complex for the youth of Carlsbad. The centrally located complex provides a safe, secure facility, housing softball, baseball, soccer and football fields, which greatly compliments the community’s strong support and participation in organized youth sports. These fields are utilized year round for youth recreation league play, tournaments and other special events. Each area is equipped with large concession facilities and restrooms. Central parking accommodates multiple, simultaneous events.

(575) 887-1191

Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex
Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex

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Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex
Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex

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Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex
Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex

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Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex

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Discover more than 40 animal species and hundreds of plants that make their home in the region's Chihuahuan Desert as you explore the 1.3-mile trail through the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. The bison, Rocky Mountain elk, pronghorn and other animals in this 1,200-acre desert garden are all injured or orphaned, unable to survive in the wild. Park programs include Wolf Awareness, Full Moon Walks, Star Parties and more.  Stop in at the Visitor Center, which includes an extensive mineral exhibit, informational displays and a gift shop.

Open daily, excluding Christmas Day

575.887.5516

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

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Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course
Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course

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Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course
Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course

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Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course
Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course

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With exhibits devoted to early Native American pottery, textiles and artifacts as well as paintings by acclaimed New Mexico artists of the early 20th century, the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center has long been considered the jewel of Carlsbad. Opened in 1931, it's the oldest municipal museum in New Mexico, with permanent exhibits devoted to local, regional and Southwest history. The museum also hosts specials exhibits and events, and has a gift shop full of jewelry, art posters, books relating to the Southwest and more.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm; free admission

575-887-0276

Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
Carlsbad Museum & Art Center

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Carlsbad Museum & Art Center

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Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
Carlsbad Museum & Art Center

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Carlsbad Public Library has been serving the community since 1897. We are a strong community partner providing programs and services that connect people, foster creativity and curiosity, enrich lives, inspire lifelong learning, encourage literacy, and preserve the rich history of our multicultural community. Your library is a place where imagination and opportunity thrives and helps create a strong community. 

 

We provide a welcoming space with 22 public computer for use for all ages. Wifi without password access on site and on the surrounding grounds. Let your curiosity run wild in our children’s and teen’s library. Programs are offered all year to find something for everyone in the family to do. We collaborate with business and community organizations to help you find information and resources for all areas of your busy life. Anyone is welcome to come enjoy our building, services, computers, and programs. Even tourist will find a wealth of knowledge, resources, and discover the beauty of our community at the library. 

Carlsbad Public Library
Carlsbad Public Library

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Carlsbad Public Library
Carlsbad Public Library

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Carlsbad Public Library

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THe Pecos river Flume

The Pecos River Flume is an aqueduct carrying irrigation water over the Pecos River. Construction took place from 1889 to 1890 and was part of the Pecos River Reclamation Project. It was originally constructed of wood and spanned 145 feet (44 m). It carried water at a depth of 8 feet (2.4 m). In 1902, a flood destroyed the flume and it was subsequently rebuilt using concrete. In 1902, it was identified as the largest concrete aqueduct in the world.

The Flume Carlsbad
The Flume Carlsbad

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The Flume Carlsbad
The Flume Carlsbad

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The Flume Carlsbad
The Flume Carlsbad

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The Flume Carlsbad
The Flume Carlsbad

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Cavern City Pickleball group is comprised of three different groups of various ages and skill levels. Our aim is to connect local pickleball players together, encourage those interested to try the sport, and connect with players passing through town! 

Monday's 5:30-7:30PM - Lake Carlsbad Courts - Competitive Players

 

Wednesday's 5:15-7:15PM - Lake Carlsbad Courts - Competitive Players

 

Other times are scheduled week to week based on who wants to get together. 

For more information, or interest in playing, please contact Caleb Cunningham at (575) 361-2922

Pickleball Carlsbad NM
 

Enjoy some time outdoors at the 18-hole Carlsbad Disc Golf Course. The course was established in 2009, and continues to be updated with concrete pads and DISCchatcher holes. The course’s first tee is located right off of East Lea Street. You can clink the links below to learn more, and check out a map of the course! 

Disc Golf Carlsbad