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Moriarty, New Mexico: Memorial of Perpetual Tears

NM National DWI Victims Memorial is a mock federal cemetery where hundreds of white tombstones represent the most recent 5 years of state DWI fatalities. Travelers can stop at the Visitors' Center and walk around the Memorial.

Broadway, Moriarty, NM
38 mi. east of Albuquerque. I-40 exit 196. Broadway and I-40 Frontage Rd.
Visitors' Center M-F 9 am - 5 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Memorial of Perpetual Tears

Very moving. FYI: if the main gate is shut there is a walk-in gate to the right that is only closed with a U-latch.

[Judith Marek, 07/27/2019]

Memorial of Perpetual Tears.

Memorial of Perpetual Tears

I showed up before they were scheduled to open, and was able to walk into one area since that gate was open (the side facing the highway)

[Had2thinkawhile, 07/10/2019]
Memorial of Perpetual Tears

I knew this one might be solemn, but I'm glad I went. It was simple and beautifully done. The host said that Kansas and Ohio have similar memorials. Every state should.

[Roadgypsy, 09/26/2013]

Field of symbolic grave markers for DWI victims.

Memorial of Perpetual Tears

The Memorial of Perpetual Tears is at exit 196 off of I-40. Driving west on I-40, turn right at the exit then an immediate left. There is a DWI Memorial highway sign at both turns. The visitors center was closed for the day so we took pictures from the road. Backtrack to I-40 or you'll be on frontage roads for a few miles!

[Jane Holm, 02/03/2012]

The memorial, recognizing the victims of drunk drivers, features a field of symbolic grave markers.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lewis Antique Auto and Toy MuseumLewis Antique Auto and Toy Museum, Moriarty, NM - 1 mi.
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In the region:
Atomic Cannon, Albuquerque, NM - 28 mi.

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