The Socorro Heritage and Visitors Center is the hub of tourism in Socorro. Its mission is to preserve, display and maintain valuable items of historical significance, as well as provide visitor information about Socorro and the surrounding areas. Stay awhile.. Socorro has all the good stuff: art, music, theater, golfing, biking, hiking, rock hounding, rock climbing, and gallery hopping. We celebrate history, technology, birds and balloons, desert sands and enchanted skies. We are home to wildlife refuges, radio telescopes, a mineral museum, university, historical mission church and an incredible preforming arts series. Socorro strikes unparalleled balance between the arts and sciences. Throw in a healthy dose of history, excellent food, great recreation and educational opportunities, and you will find that Socorro is truly a year-round destination. Our many attractions include: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series, San Miguel Mission, Mineral Museum, Frank T. Etscorn Campus Observatory, New Mexico Tech Golf Course (GOLF magazine named it "one of the 10 best public courses in New Mexico, and one of America's 500 best places you can play"), Box Canyon, Escondida Lake, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Quebradas Backcountry Byway, San Lorenzo Canyon, Socorro Fat Tire Trails, El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Socorro's Historic District, Trinity Site, Fort Craig and much, much more!