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Casa Grande Trading Post & Petting Zoo

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Fun for a short visit.

The petting zoo had a had full of goats, a llama, and some silky chickens. Fun for the kids to feed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sure, he's cranky. But it's a good break in the drive.

The owner is indeed cranky, but warms up after some time. That's why he lives off in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
lara g
Red Bank, New Jersey
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Todd & Patricia Brown are owners of the Casa Grande Trading Post, Mining Museum and Petting Zoo. They live in a 19-room adobe hacienda that they built themselves. They make jewelry from rare Cerrillos Turquoise and Variscite from their two mining...more
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17 Waldo Street, Cerrillos, NM 87010
+1 505-438-3008
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The petting zoo had a had full of goats, a llama, and some silky chickens. Fun for the kids to feed them. It has a little viewing area for the local hills. And the museum inside is good for rock hounds and local history buffs....More

Thank FrancesBoggess
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been here several times taking out of state guests visiting. Everyone (adults) likes the museum. It only takes ten or fifteen minutes to see, except for one of my friends that could have stayed an hour. Lots of little things to buy with...More

Thank trancheNM
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The owner is indeed cranky, but warms up after some time. That's why he lives off in the middle of nowhere. The petting zoo is healthy goats and chickens. Good if your kid like goats licking food off their hands. The shop is an overwhelming...More

Thank lara g
Reviewed 11 October 2017

There are signs to go and see this place and then it seems that the do not want any visitors! I asked about the building, how old is it, and was told to "go back outside and read the sign".

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The petting zoo is fine to watch kids feed animals. The store is a few blocks off the main street, and easy to find. My 2nd time going there. IN Oct, 2016, store was closed. The owners are so very nice, and will help u...More

Thank Kaye B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We live in Sante Fe, and stopped by the Casa Grande Trading Post yesterday in hopes of purchasing some of the rough 'castaway' stone from turquoise mining to use on our new portal. The owner was incredibly rude, and the prices were ridiculous. Instead of...More

4  Thank dabds
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track this store is one of a kind. It is filled to the top with rocks and relics of the area. There are also things not from the area. I did not tour the museum or the petting zoo. I could see...More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The Turquoise Trail (NM Rte. 14) is a scenic byway dotted by villages of a truly bygone era when mining ruled the area. Today the lovely vistas remain and old-timey homes and buildings along the way have been converted to trendy shops and dining establishments....More

1  Thank Barbara Y
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place is packed with things to buy and things to look at which have been stuffed into a museum. Everywhere you look there is some from a by-gone age to see. The shop is packed with so much stuff its hard to know where...More

1  Thank Paulellwood
Reviewed 16 May 2017

After a mostly dissapointing Turquoise Trail Drive this we a true find. Cerrillos at one time was the center of much turquoise mining. The town still has mostly dirt streets and looks like right out of the old west. You have to pull off of...More

1  Thank 707clayg
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