Even without Pie Town Rising Star’s efforts to restore and improve Pie Town, Pie Town is a fun place to visit right now! These destinations are open and ready to give you a big Pie Town greeting and a big serving of country hospitality.
If you enjoy the outdoors, we have a picnic area both in Jackson Park on Highway 60 and you can visit the DanCyn Windmill Museum (if it’s open). Or stop by…
The Pie Town Cafe
Serving burgers, fries and pies and more. Visit their website for hours they’re open and a peak at their menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. http://www.pietown.com/
Made famous in the short movie, Pie Lady of Pie Town. Kathy Knapp is the spirited proprietor of Pie-O-Neer Pies. She bakes a selection of delicious pies with unique flavors like Chocolate Chess (which features a hint of New Mexico Red Chile). Generally open from Pie Day (3.14) to November, Thursdays to Saturday from 11:30 AM until the pie runs out. Visit www.pieoneer.com for more information.
The Gatherin’ Place
Stop by for savory pies (like ham, broccoli and cheese) or sweet fruit pies, or the wonderful pecan-custard pie. The coffee is hot and the pies fresh. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served along with award-winning BBQ. To see what’s new visit https://www.facebook.com/gatherinplace
Pie Town RV Park
A long established location for folks to pull off the highway, cool their tires and rest their bones. Featuring easy access to pull thru spaces and a free shower facility, which has become famous with the Continental Divide Trail hikers, bikers and travelers. The Pie Town RV Park also has a barbecue patio and fire pit for the use of its guests. Free WIFI is also a big hit for those who need to stay in touch. Pool is closed year-round however…and pets are welcome! But if your dog leaves a deposit larger than a cowboy hat…please throw it over the fence. Visit their website @ www.PieTownRVPark.com.
Top of the World
A bit west of the center of Pie Town resides the Top of the World store. This establishment features remarkable art, as well as all of the drinks and snacks you’d expect from a big-city convenience store. Add to that delicious hot hot-dogs, fresh baked pie, and you’re getting the idea of what’s literally in-store waiting for you. But wait, as they say, there’s more. There’s an RV park, and a full coin-op laundry center. A top-notch shower facility is being built right now. Top of the World also features land sales. Many lots are still available in one of the most beautiful and scenic subdivisions anywhere in the southwest. Did you know that 12% of all properties sold at the Top of the World Subdivision were purchased by astronomers? Visit and you’ll see why. Visit www.TopOfTheWorldNM.com
The Pie Festival
The biggest deal in Pie Town is the yearly Pie Festival. Held the second Saturday of September, the event features a pie contest, kids games, dancing, live music and vendors. Look here for details: http://piefestival.org/
Created in 1977 by American sculptor Walter De Maria, “The Lightning Field” is a work of Land Art situated near Pie Town New Mexico. It is comprised of 400 polished stainless steel poles installed in a grid array measuring one mile by one kilometer. The poles — two inches in diameter and averaging 20 feet and 7½ inches in height — are spaced 220 feet apart and have solid pointed tips that define a horizontal plane. This sculpture attracts lightning and it’s a remarkable sight to behold. More info here.
Beautiful Quemado Lake — for boating, fishing and camping.
And the famous VLA (Very Large Array)
From Albuquerque take Highway 25 south about an hour and exit at Socorro. Take Highway 60 west about 90 minutes.