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About ArtesiaArtesia was named for its huge underground water supply, which is pumped to the surface via numerous artesian wells. The water irrigates thousands of acres of area farmland.

Another underground resource—oil—was discovered in 1924. This, coupled with reserves of natural gas, has bolstered Artesia's economy and made it one of New Mexico's most productive oil centers. The city also claims what was once the first underground school in the country, built to shelter about 500 students and 2,000 other citizens in the event of a nuclear attack.

Visitor Centers Artesia Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center 107 N. 1st St. Artesia, NM 88210. Phone:(575)746-2744

Things to Do Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center

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Artesia, NM

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Best Western Pecos Inn

2209 W Main St. Artesia, NM 88210

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Hampton Inn & Suites

2501 S Permian Pavilion Loop. Artesia, NM 88210

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Comfort Inn & Suites Artesia

115 N 26th St. Artesia, NM 88210

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Artesia

2207 W Main St. Artesia, NM 88210

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