Apart from the list of awesome museums to visit in New Mexico, there are few places and attractions you might have missed to see because (1) they are quite far from the big cities and (2) you just have not heard or read anything about them. Below, I listed the sites I have visited so far.
These places make the State of New Mexico strangely beautiful and attractive, indeed!
1. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Where: Tularosa, New Mexico
What: There’s the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but there is also the less known Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.
Read more about the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site here.
2. Dripping Springs Natural Area
Where: Las Cruces, New Mexico
What: Get ready to walk the 6-mile trail that will lead you to interesting historical structures and dripping waters at the mountain top.
Read more about the Dripping Springs Natural Area here.
3. Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum
Where: Deming, New Mexico
What: This is a small dilapidated-looking house located in the middle of a desert and houses a collection of geodes big and small, displayed on steel mesh table tops.
Read more about the Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum here.
4. City of Rocks State Park
Where: Faywood, New Mexico
What: See a city of volcanic rock formations that date back to 35 million years ago.
Read more about the City of Rocks State Park here.
5. Shroud of Turin
Where: Alamogordo, New Mexico
What: After over 50 scientists studied it, this Shroud in NM turned out as a true-sized replica of the Shroud of Turin that is kept in Italy.
Read more about the Shroud of Turin here.
6. Fox Cave
Where: Glencoe, New Mexico
What: The cave is also called “Authentic Hole in the Wall”, the “Former Hide Out for Billy the Kid”, and the “Gem Mine Curio Shop.”
Read more about the Fox Cave here.
7. UFO Museum and Research Center
Where: Roswell, New Mexico
What: Did you hear about the 1947 spaceship crash in Roswell? Then you may want to visit this Center.
Read more about the UFO Museum and Research Center here.
8. The Valley of Fires Recreation Area
Where: Carrizozo, New Mexico
What: Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four to six miles wide, 160 feet thick and covers 125 square miles.
Read more about the Valley of Fires Recreation Area here.
9. Trinity Site Historical Marker
Where: Jornada del Muerto desert, 56 km southeast of Socorro, New Mexico
What: On July 16, 1945, the United States Army successfully detonated the world’s first nuclear weapon, and they called the test “Trinity.”
Read more about the Trinity Site Historical Marker here.
10. Very Large Array (VLA)
Where: About 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico
What: This is the world’s most powerful radio astronomy telescope, an array of 27 giant dish antennas aimed at the universe.
Read more about the Very Large Array (VLA) here.
11. Earthship Biotecture
Where: Taos, New Mexico
What: These are structures made of alternative building materials, such as adobe mud.
Read more about the Earthship Biotecture here.
Have you visited any of these places? Which one do you love the most?
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