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Deming, New Mexico: Cabinetlandia

In the desert, next to a dirt road, is a mailbox, and a file cabinet wedged into a low, fake hillside, filled with magazines. It's micro-nation art. Beware of rattlesnakes.

Hopi Rd NE, Deming, NM
Do not attempt in stormy weather. From NM-549, about 10 miles east of Deming, turn north onto B041/Lewis Flats Rd. Cross over I-10, then make the first right onto a dirt road. Drive until it ends, then turn right. Drive until this road ends, then turn left. Drive until this road ends at a T intersection, turn right, then quickly make the next right. Drive 200 yards. Cabinetlandia will be on the left.
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Mail box.


An artsy mailbox is now at Cabinetlandia that may not have been part of the original setup. Sketchy drive of traveling in a passenger car. But a fun outing!

[Glade Bronice, 02/11/2024]

Sign at Cabinetlandia.


Very interesting. Do not attempt if it has rained.

[Jessica, 11/24/2022]



Out in the desert, next to a dirt road, is a mailbox, and a file cabinet wedged into a low, fake hillside. The file cabinet contains back issues of the arty magazine "Cabinet" and, at one point, a guest book, snacks, and a pair of boots to ward off rattlesnakes. One question you may want to ask when you arrive: what if rattlesnakes are in the file cabinet? The file cabinet has been out here since 2005. The magazine has been around since 2000, and really should have changed its name to "File Cabinet" to compliment the art installation.

[Kate, 09/25/2020]

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