• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

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Share the Experience Photo Contest

Announcing the 2012 Share the Experience Photo Contest!

Would you like to see your photo on the 2014 Federal Recreation Lands Pass? This is your chance. Each year the Share the Experience Photo Contest collects thousands of images and several images are selected to win prizes. For more information, check out their website or pick up a brochure at the visitor center.

Prizes:
GRAND PRIZE $15,000, your image on the Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass (2014) distributed to nearly 500,000 people annually, and an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

2nd PRIZE $10,000 and an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

3rd PRIZE $2,500 and an Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

HONORABLE MENTION PRIZES An Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass and a Voucher for a 2-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America http://www.historichotels.org/

Honorable Mention categories are:

    • Fan Favorite: The Intercontinental Willard, Washington, DC
    • Fan Favorite: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
    • Adventure & Outdoor Recreation: The Wort Hotel, Jackson, WY
    • Historical & Cultural: The Claridge Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
    • Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes: The Alex Johnson, Rapid City, SD
    • Friends, Family & Fun(ny) on Federal Lands: Hassayampa Inn, Prescott, AZ
    • Wildlife: Mayflower Park, Seattle, WA

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 settled a 100-year long boundary dispute with Mexico. The Memorial is the only NPS site that commemorates the unique way the Chamizal Dispute was settled –through goodwill, diplomacy, mutual cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. More...