Casa Grande Trading Post & Petting Zoo

A Living Hacienda Located
 in the Historic Village of Cerrillos, New Mexico

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Handmade Cerrillos Turquoise fireplace located in the main entrance room of the Casa Grande Trading Post
 
Todd & Patricia Brown
 proprietors of the Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Musem & Petting Zoo   

Open 9am-5pm Daily

  Contact us:

505-438-3008

 17 Waldo Street 
 PO Box 131
Cerrillos, NM 87010

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 click the pic to visit our Cerrillos Turquoise Mine
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OPEN    9am-5pm    Daily

 Casa Grande Trading Post, Petting Zoo &
Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum

Out for a drive on NM 14? A great stop along the Turquoise Trail is the Casa Grande Trading Post, Petting Zoo & Mining Museum. This 28 room adobe building houses a gift shop with many unique items that include handmade sterling silver jewelry with rare Cerrillos turquoise, rocks & minerals, antique bottles, insulators and barbwire. The Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum has  local history displays, dioramas, a large mineral collection and antiques of the area. The Petting Zoo contains several goats, a friendly llama, fancy chickens, and pigeons. This is the perfect place to stop with the family on your day trip adventure! Animal food available.
 
We feature exclusive Natural Cerrillos Turquoise - locally made gifts, a large rock shop, old bottles, landmark mining museum and scenic overlook.
 
The Casa Grande has been featured on PBS' Antiques Roadshow.

  CERRILLOS TURQUOISE

 

Todd and Patricia Brown are the registered claim holders of the Little Chalchihuitl Turquoise mine in the nearby hills of Cerrillos, New Mexico. The Cerrillos HIlls mining district is home to some of the oldest and most substantial turquoise working in North America, utilized from at least 900AD and possibly earlier. By the 20th century most of the Cerrillos turquoise lodes were cleaned out. Today a few hardy souls wrest bits of the famous blue-green stone from private claims. You will find examples of the Cerrillos Turquoise found by the Brown's at the family owned Casa Grande Trading Post and Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum in the village of Cerrillos, New Mexico.


Patricia showing off samples of Natural Cerrillos Turquoise from the mine.