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Mesilla, New Mexico: La Posta de Mesilla, Billy the Kid Jail

For those who demand the complete Billy the Kid experience, the Kid ate at La Posta and was jailed across the street, now the Billy the Kid Gift Shop. Large outdoor sign on the gift shop is a BtK photo-op.

La Posta de Mesilla

2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla, NM
I-10 exit 140. Drive south on Hwy 28/Avineda de Mesilla into the town square, where you will see the sign and adobe building, "La Posta."
M-Sa noon -10 pm, Su noon-9 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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La Posta de Mesilla, Billy the Kid Jail

At La Posta, make sure you stop in to see the aviary and the piranha! This place had some delicious food.

[Hilary Wilkie, 07/10/2018]
La Posta de Mesilla, Billy the Kid jail

Restaurant and stop on the Butterfield Trail. Was once a bunkhouse and stable for travelers, having been frequented by the likes of Billy The Kid, Pat Garrett, Pancho Villa, along with many more personalities of the Wild West. The establishment is maintained in authentic Wild West decor. There is a gift store inside, featuring various wares and an assortment of hot sauces ranging in degrees of "hotness." There are also large fish tanks with piranha in them that can devour human flesh very quickly, along with a very large cage filled with exotic birds. Across the street from La Posta is a Billy The Kid gift store, which was the former Mesilla Jail. This jail housed Billy The Kid before his extradition to Lincoln, NM, only to have him escape and elude capture for some time thereafter.

[John Wyntjes, 12/15/2004]

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