About ClovisOn the high plains of eastern New Mexico in the heart of cattle country, Clovis is a ranching, farming and dairy center. Six miles west is Cannon Air Force Base, a major contributor to the local economy.
Buddy Holly recorded his 1957 hit “Peggy Sue” at the Norman Petty Recording Studio, 1313 W. 7th St. The facility contains original recording equipment and music memorabilia; a visit will take you back to the glory days of early rock 'n roll. Guided tours are available by appointment only and must be made at least 1 month in advance; phone (575) 763-3435.
Visitor Centers Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Grand Ave. Clovis, NM 88101. Phone:(575)763-3435 or (800)261-7656
ShoppingNorth Plains Mall (2809 N. Prince St.) is an indoor, fashion/specialty mall with some 50 stores anchored by Dillard’s, JCPenney and Sears. In addition to typical retailers selling such items as apparel, bath and beauty products, electronics and housewares, you’ll find chain restaurants and a movie theater.
Traci’s Greenhouse (2600 Mabry Dr.) is a one-stop shopping experience offering garden plants and accessories, clothes, New Mexico gifts and jewelry as well as home décor. Take a break from browsing at the adjacent coffee bistro.
Things to Do Hillcrest Park Zoo
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