Visit the cities of Clovis and Portales in your RV rental from RVshare! Located in two different counties, the cities of Clovis and Portales are just 19 miles apart. This means you can visit both cities without spending that much time on the road. The city of Clovis is the county seat of Curry, which celebrated its centennial in 2009. Its economy relies heavily in ranching, farming and agricultural activities, and its proximity to the Cannon Air Force Base. On the other hand, the city of Portales is the county seat of Roosevelt and is one of the largest producers of Valencia peanuts in the country. It is also the home of the Eastern New Mexico University, the third largest university in the state of New Mexico. Both cities are surrounded by ranges and farmlands with a semi-arid climate and are great for an RV rental Clovis NM or an RV rental Portales NM.
It would be practical for you to plan a trip with these two cities in mind. We would like to share with you a list of attractions, which will help you plan your trip in an RV rental to Clovis, NM or an RV rental to Portales, NM.
A National Landmark, the Blackwater Draw Locality No. 1 is located about eight miles from the city of Portales. The site’s first large-scale excavation was done in 1932 and artifacts such as bones of extinct animals, human settlement debris, and the Clovis Spear Point, which was used more than 13,000 years ago, were unearthed. In 1991, the site was opened to the public and you can opt for self-guided, guided or a driving tour. You can also learn more about this very important archaeological site by visiting its museum located near the site in an RV rental Clovis New Mexico.
If you are a rock & roll fan, you must visit the Norman and VI Petty Rock & Roll Museum located in the city of Clovis. Opened in 2008, the museum is a tribute to the Petty couple that contributed greatly to the development and popularity of this music genre. The couple were accomplished musician themselves and was an inspiration to world-famous musicians such as The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, the Holly, the Fireballs, Roy Orbison and many more. The museum showcase an extensive display of photographs, artifacts and important relics related to rock & roll. No wonder the city of Clovis is popularly known as the “Biggest Little Music City in the World”. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays.
Would you believe that the second largest zoo in Mexico can be found in the city of Clovis? The Hillcrest Park Zoo is set in 140 acres of parkland. It houses a variety of animals including snakes, tigers, bears, giraffes, primates, birds and a lot more. It is well maintained and clean zoo, which allows you to walk around, observe the animals just a few feet away, or feed the birds. The zoo is open Tuesdays through Sundays.
The Traveler's World Campground is just 3 miles from the center of the Clovis. It is a great place to stay if you want to check out the cities of Clovis and Portales in a travel trailer rental Clovis NM. It has 63 RV sites, 20 of which are full hookups. The campground prides itself as a safe, friendly and quiet place to stay and park. Amenities include cable TV, internet access, playground, meeting / game room, laundry facility, and clean restrooms and showers in your trailer rental Clovis NM. The campground is open all year round, and ideal for an RV rental in Clovis, New Mexico.
Clovis RV Park is located about 3 miles north from Clovis and 20 miles from the city of Portales. The RV Park exudes a very homey, quiet, and friendly atmosphere with lots of spaces filled with trees. The RV Park is equipped amenities and services, which include restrooms and showers, a laundry facility, cable services, internet access, a large clubhouse and a beauty salon for your RV rental Portales New Mexico. You can stay and park at this pet friendly RV Park at any time of the year. It is a favorite RV Park of RVers travelling in their RV rentals near Clovis, NM.
The newest and the only paved RV Park in Clovis; the West Grand RV Park is a locally owned and operated RV park, which has 58 RV sites, 38 of which are full hookups. This RV Park is quite popular that RVers in an RV rental in Portales, New Mexico would drive a few minutes more so they can stay in West Grand RV Park. The park has a covered pavilion equipped with charcoal grill, gas and picnic tables. It is a pet friendly RV park with a fenced dog park and a horse stable within its property. You do not have to go far to buy RV supplies if needed, RV parts such as hoses, pressure valves adapters are available onsite. The RV Park is open all year round for your camper rental Clovis NM.
One of the biggest events in the city of Clovis is the Clovis Music Festival, held every September. It celebrates the “Clovis Sound”, which was made famous by numerous artists including Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. It is also a tribute Norman and Vi Petty, whose 7 Street Studio was where numerous songs were created and recorded. This is the perfect opportunity for you to listen to live rock & roll performances and rock with fans from all over the country with a motorhome rental Clovis NM.
The New Mexico Ag Expo is an annual event organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. It was first celebrated in 1993, and has been held each year on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the eighth full week of the year, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales. It is a two-day event with more than 160 booths and 400 vendors participating. The event aims to promote the importance of the agriculture industry to the state, feature the latest technology and services in the industry, and encourage new and existing businesses to expand or relocate their operations in New Mexico.
Come to Clovis and Portales where you can relish a different kind of vacation. The cities might not be usual tourist destinations but if you are a nature lover, a rock & roll fan, or someone who just wants to relax and have fun in an unusual setting, then these cities will appeal to you.
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