Raton, NM new vacation destination

Discussion in 'Rifle Talk' started by shootingworld, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. shootingworld

    shootingworld Owner/Admin Staff Member

    Raton to target gun enthusiasts, manufacturers

    Location: RATON, N.M.
    Source: AP

    Raton officials say they will target firearms users, manufacturers and retailers as a way to bring money into the local economy.

    On Thursday, the town unveiled an economic development plan that expands on Raton's history of welcoming gun-toting visitors.

    The National Rifle Association's Whittington Center is a 33-thousand-acre facility located in the northern New Mexico town.

    This year more than $162,000 people are expected to travel to the center.

    The plan includes staging an outdoor expo at the center in May that would feature gunmakers....
    Full story at
    http://www.krqe.com/business/expanded.a ... ss%5D=6619
  2. mapanggulo

    mapanggulo Well-Known Member

    I've been eyeing a trip up to Raton for awhile....just can't think of anything for the wife to do while I'm shooting :)

    [Shooting with me is out of the question :( ]