Sometimes, when you have to do long trips you have a long time at your disposal between flights. If you have to travel through New Mexico, try to land and catch the next flight from the Hobbs Airport, also known as Lea County Regional Airport or Lea County-Hobbs Airport. In this airport or in the areas close to the airport you can visit great attractions in a matter of hours. The airport opened in 1937. The Hobbs Airport was originally named Me-Tex Airport and the passenger service was introduced only in 1940. The owner of the Hobbs Airport is Lea County since 1945. In present, the airport itself has some beautiful attractions and you can also visit a lot of other places of interest close to Hobbs Airport in a really short time.
Top Attractions within Hobbs Airport
Hobbs New Mexico Wing Confederate Air Force Museum is a museum located in the perimeter of the Hobbs Airport. The museum has great outdoor and indoor collections. If you are a history passionate, you will be delighted to find that you can admire a great aircraft collection from the Second World War without even leaving the Hobbs Airport perimeter. Indoors you can also see exhibits related to the outdoor collection - items that used to belong to the pilots of the displayed aircrafts: uniforms, letters, photographs and many more.
Lea County Hall of Fame is located really close to the Hobbs Airport and it was opened in 1978 to honor the famous American cowboys. If you want to visit this attraction, you should know that you need maximum 45 minutes to see everything inside the museum and it is opened daily.
Holiday Inn Express is the closest hotel to the Hobbs Airport and the perfect place to enjoy a deliciously cooked meal in the beautiful garden, as you have to wait for your next flight.