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Truth or Consequences Fiesta in the Park

Truth or Consequences Fiesta

Held annually since 1950, this celebration usually includes a parade, contests, rodeo, and music. In 2022, expect all of that, plus a street dance, beer garden, rubber duck race, junk boat race, vendors, and more.

Geronimo Springs Museum cabin

Geronimo Springs Museum

The Geronimo Springs Museum constructs a comprehensive history of the county and its inhabitants.

Apple butter and herbs at the Sierra County Farmers Market.

Sierra County Farmers Market

The Sierra County Farmers Market is held at Ralph Edwards Park on Saturdays starting the first weekend in June, through the end of October.

PurLife Dispensary, Truth or Consequences NM


Located on Foch between Main and Broadway, PurLife sells flower, pre-rolls, vaporizers, edibles, concentrates, and tinctures.

Black Range Vineyards, Hillsboro

Black Range Vineyards & Winery

A wine bar and tasting room in Hillsboro. New Mexico wine and beer, including a few wines produced by Black Range Vineyards, are available.

Ingo's Art Cafe

Ingo’s Art Cafe

Featuring pour-over coffees from Guatemala, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Germany, and Switzerland plus several kinds of tea. Also – Black Cat Poets and other events.

Elephant Butte Dam from the West

Elephant Butte Dam

Construction of Elephant Butte Dam was authorized by the US Congress in 1905. Upon completion, Elephant Butte Dam was reported to be the largest irrigation enterprise in the United States. The 24,300-kilowatt hydroelectric power plant at the base of Elephant Butte Dam began operating in 1940.

The Golden Girls Suite at Blackstone Hotsprings

Blackstone Hotsprings

Blackstone’s rooms pay tribute to old tv shows, from As the World Turns to Wonder Woman. Main property rooms have unlimited use of in-room hot springs. 4 Luxury baths for walk-ins.

hot air balloons at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information

New Mexico’s largest body of water, Elephant Butte Lake offers a wealth of recreation – fishing, boating, sailing, and camping on miles of sandy beaches.

Mainstreet Market, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Mainstreet Market

This cozy shop sells tea and tea accessories, gourmet oils and other kitchen-related items, jewelry, home decor, and collectibles.

couple walking near fish hatchery park, formerly Paseo del Rio

Hikes and Walking Trails in Sierra County

There are miles of hiking trails in Sierra County — you can hit the trail in and around Truth or Consequences, at Elephant Butte Lake, in the Gila Wilderness, and in the desert.

Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course

9 holes, driving range, putting green, instruction, carts and club rentals. Doubles as a disc golf course.

exterior of Zia Gallery Truth or Consequences

Zia Gallery

Showing local and regional artists including work by gallery owners John (portraits and wildlife) and Durrae (fiber arts from felted hats to baskets) Johanek.

Davis Fleck Pharmacy, Truth or Consequences NM

Davis Fleck United Pharmacy

A pharmacy that also sells gifts, candy, and greeting cards, open 6 days per week in downtown Truth or Consequences.

Dam Site Marina February 2022

Dam Site Marina

Dam Site Marina offers a convenience store, kayak and standup paddle board rentals, and boat slips (covered and uncovered).

10th Annual monthly art hop in Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences 2nd Saturday Art Hop

Once a month, downtown Truth or Consequences is “hopping” with open shops, galleries and restaurants.

Outer Edge Pizzeria on Main in Truth or Consequences.

Outer Edge Pizzeria

Truth or Consequences’ newest pizza joint, serving pasta, sandwiches, salads & appetizers alongside New York style pizza.

couple walking near fish hatchery park, formerly Paseo del Rio

Hikes and Walking Trails in Sierra County

There are miles of hiking trails in Sierra County — you can hit the trail in and around Truth or Consequences, at Elephant Butte Lake, in the Gila Wilderness, and in the desert.

Wild Coyote Arts Antiques and Collectibles

Wild Coyote Arts, Antiques & Collectibles

Clothing, handbags and other upcycled goods plus an excellent selection of southwest jewelry, antiques, fine art and unique items.

Caballo Tavern, Caballo NM

Caballo Tavern

An authentic dive bar with a pool table, occasional karaoke & deejay, full liquor license.

Charles Hotsprings Resort, T or C NM

Charles Hotsprings Resort

1940s traditional spa services include on-site hot springs mineral baths (one soak per person per night). Most rooms have kitchens.

Caballo Lake State Park entrance

Caballo Lake State Park Map and Information

Located 20 miles downstream from Elephant Butte, Caballo Lake offers RV & tent camping, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.

Black Range artist David Farrell

Art in Truth or Consequences, Hillsboro, Chloride and All of Sierra County

An impressive number of artists have found their way to Truth or Consequences and Sierra County through the years, attracted by expansive vistas, a lack of distractions, colorful characters, and affordable lifestyle. Galleries, shops and murals showcase their work.

Hoosier Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences

Hoosier Hot Springs

Three outdoor baths, each with a shower, and one large indoor bath with a separate bathroom are available. Call to make a one-hour appointment during business hours, 1-9pm. Plan ahead and book in advance, same-day appointments might not be available.

Hillsboro's General Store Cafe

Hillsboro General Store & Cafe

A family style restaurant in a historical building decorated with antiques and memorabilia of the 1800s. Watch their Facebook for announcements about special evening meals.

Ted Turner Reserves ecotour on the Armendaris Ranch

Ecotours in Sierra County New Mexico

The Ladder and Armendaris ranches feature some of the most spectacular unspoiled landscapes in the southwest.

old license plates at Forget About It

Forget About It – Used Furniture & More

Selling a wide selection of items, from furniture and home decor to vintage books, license plates, and a clothing boutique. Peruse two rooms to see it all.

Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Sierra Grande

Sierra Grande offers full spa services, hot spring baths, a 2-bedroom casita, and eco-tours to two ranches owned by Ted Turner—the Armendaris and the Ladder.

floating the Rio Grande with Whitewater Weekends

Rio Grande River Trips

Rio Grande River Trips is a full-service river-floating operation, providing everything you need for a trip down the river: transportation, personal flotation devices, and your choice of tube, inflatable kayaks, and rafts.

items for sale at Vic's BroadwayNewMexico, downtown Truth or Consequences

Vic’s on Broadway

Unique gifts, jewelry, locally-made art, vintage & new comics, Mexican nichos and retablos, home decor.

rock climbing at the Caballo Bat Cave; photo courtesy of

Rock Climbing in Sierra County

Sierra County is home to a few different rock climbing crags, all within an hour of Truth or Consequences.

Hillsboro New Mexico

Hillsboro New Mexico

Hillsboro, the former County Seat, was founded in 1877 when gold was discovered nearby. Today, it is a charming, peaceful village with flower-filled yards and old cottonwoods lining the main street.

Grapevine Bistro, Truth or Consequences

Grapevine Bistro

Brunch, lunch and dinner – healthy but hearty fare, seating indoors and out, and delivery to T or C Brewing across the street.

Pacific Grill

A diverse menu specializing in seafood, but with some pasta dishes and a fresh salad bar.

A & B Drive-In

An old-fashioned downtown drive-in restaurant with burgers, shakes, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, BLTs, and shaved ice.

prime birding at Caballo Lake State Park

Birding in Sierra County

Sierra County is one of the finest birding regions in the nation in terms of habitat diversity and potential for rarities.  

welcome to Don's Den Truth or Consequences

Don’s Den

Folk art by Don Hallock plus religious icons, antiques & collectibles, and more. Located on Cedar east of Date Street.

La Baracca Italian food Truth or Consequences

La Baracca

Premium casual / globally inspired Italian food in Truth or Consequences. Curbside, catering and outdoor seating.

Truth or Consequences City Pool

Truth or Consequences City Pool

Located in Truth or Consequences’ hot springs district, the City Pool is open year-round for laps and open swims.

Fire Water Lodge, Truth or Consequences

Fire Water Lodge

Lodging guests have access to private baths, either inside or outside, depending on the room. Pets are allowed for an extra fee.

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