Attractions

Park in Southeastern New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Drive for hours across the desert just to see a cave? But it’s not just any cave; it’s a truly astonishing and immense system of caves, one of the world’s greatest. Once visitors get a glimpse, even the most skeptic…
Indian Reservation in Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

New Mexico’s most extraordinary – and beautiful – Native American site stands 3 miles northwest of Taos Plaza. An absolute must-see for anyone interested in Pueblo Indian life, history and culture, Taos Pueblo has b…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

With 10 beautifully lit galleries in a rambling 20th-century adobe, this museum boasts the world's largest collection of O'Keeffe’s work. She’s best known for her luminous New Mexican landscapes, but the changing ex…
Top Choice Museum in Roswell

Roswell Museum & Art Center

Roswell's excellent museum deserves a visit. Seventeen galleries showcase Southwestern artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, along with an eclectic mix of Native American, Hispanic and …
Top Choice Museum in Albuquerque

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Collectively run by New Mexico's 19 Pueblos, this cultural center makes an essential stop-off during even the shortest Albuquerque visit. The museum downstairs holds fascinating displays on the Pueblos’ collective h…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Museum of International Folk Art

Santa Fe’s most unusual and exhilarating museum centers on the world's largest collection of folk art. Its huge main gallery displays whimsical and mind-blowing objects from more than 100 different countries. Tiny h…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Socorro

Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

These fields and marshes, 8 miles south of Socorro, are the wintering ground for migratory birds including snow geese, sandhill cranes and bald eagles, though sadly no longer the whooping crane. The season lasts fro…
Top Choice Museum in Las Cruces

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

This terrific museum doesn’t just hold engaging exhibits on the state’s agricultural history – it's got livestock too. Enclosures on the working farm alongside hold assorted breeds of cattle, along with horses, donk…
Top Choice Historic Building in Santa Fe

Palace of the Governors

The oldest public building in the US, this low-slung adobe complex started out as home to New Mexico’s first Spanish governor in 1610; was occupied by Pueblo Indians following their Revolt in 1680; and after 1846 be…
Top Choice Museum in Deming

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum

One of New Mexico’s best regional museums, a sprawling, enormous affair that holds a superb display of Mimbres pottery, and a great doll collection, including one rescued from the rubble of Hiroshima. A re-created V…