New Mexico

New MexicoAre you dreaming of a trip to the American Southwest? Look no further than New Mexico for a trip that will not only entertain, but also create lifelong memories.

A must-see on your trip to the “The Enchanted Land” is the city of Albuquerque. The unique culture alive in Albuquerque has made for many unique attractions. You could spend all day just browsing through Old Town. Here you will find seven museums and over 100 galleries, shops, and restaurants, which represent the cultural heart of Albuquerque. You can also visit the Rattlesnake Museum to see the largest collection of different rattlesnake species in the world. Be sure to also visit the KiMo Theatre for an experience unique to Albuquerque.


If you want to see natural Southwest scenery, New Mexico is the place to go. A treasure trove of geological wonders awaits you at the Bisti Badlands, which encompass 4,000 beautiful acres. Next, head for the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. This birdwatcher’s paradise comprises over 57,000 acres and is home to a wide variety of birds.

You should also make an excursion to the culturally and historically rich capitol city of Santa Fe. Named by several organizations as a top Art and Historical Preservation city, the sights of Santa Fe will keep your family entertained for days at a time.

These aren’t the only must-see attractions in New Mexico. Be sure to take a spin on the Historic Route 66 and visit its many sights and shops. Stop by the National Atomic Museum to learn the history of the atomic age. Take a trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the world’s longest tramway. Here you will be able to see beautiful canyons and other scenery from 2.7 miles above New Mexico. And for UFO fans, don’t forget about the ever-popular Roswell!

Helpful links:

http://www.newmexico.org/

http://www.santafe.org/

http://www.destinations2discover.com/microsite/?id=430

http://albuquerque.destinations2discover.com/

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/location/nm#previews

http://www.thingstodo.com/states/NM/index.htm