Must-see attractions in Santa Fe Region

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico– April 30th, 2017: Meow Wolf art collective in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Open to the public the main exhibit is the The House of Eternal Return..; Shutterstock ID 632888321; Your name (First / Last): Alexander Howard; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Southwest POIs

    Meow Wolf

    Santa Fe

    If you've been hankering for a trip to another dimension but have yet to find a portal, the House of Eternal Return by Meow Wolf could be the place for…

  • Santa Fe, NM: People outside the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in downtown Santa Fe, NM on a winter day.

    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

    Santa Fe

    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…

  • El Santuario de Chimayo pilgrimage site in New Mexico.

    El Santuario de Chimayó

    Santa Fe Region

    Often called the Lourdes of America, the chapel was built in 1816, over a spot of earth said to have miraculous healing properties. The faithful come to…

  • New Mexico, Santa Fe, Museum Hill, Museum of International Folk Art

    Museum of International Folk Art

    Santa Fe

    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…

  • Bandelier National Monument

    Santa Fe Region

    Bandelier's 1.2-mile Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon offers an excellent introduction to the main ruins and history of the park. The trail first passes…

  • SANTA FE, NM - OCTOBER 20, 2013: An adobe structure on Santa Fe, New Mexico's historic Plaza is home to the New Mexico Museum of Art. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

    The Plaza

    Santa Fe

    For more than 400 years, the Plaza has stood at the heart of Santa Fe. Originally it marked the far northern end of the Camino Real from Mexico; later, it…

  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

    Santa Fe

    This top-quality museum sets out to trace the origins and history of the various Native American peoples of the entire Southwest, and explain and…

  • Bradbury Science Museum

    Santa Fe Region

    You can't actually visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the first atomic bomb was conceived, but the Bradbury Science Museum has compelling…

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - March 18, 2013: The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in downtown Santa Fe focuses primarily on Native American Art.

    Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

    Santa Fe

    Primarily showing work by the students and faculty of the esteemed Institute of American Indian Arts, this museum also has the finest contemporary…

  • Ghost Ranch

    Santa Fe Region

    From 1934 onwards, before she made her home in Abiquiú, Georgia O'Keeffe lived and worked for extended periods on a dude ranch amid the colorful bluffs 15…

  • Los Alamos Historical Museum

    Santa Fe Region

    Several historic sites along Bathtub Row comprise this engaging museum, which spotlights the most notable inhabitants of the mesa. Pay admission and pick…

  • Alcove House

    Santa Fe Region

    Perched 450ft above the canyon floor, this lofty ceremonial cave is reached by climbing four ladders. At the top you'll find a reconstructed kiva. There's…

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    St Francis Cathedral

    Santa Fe

    Santa Fe’s French-born bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy – hero of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop – set about building this cathedral in 1869. Its…

  • This historic rancho, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. | Location: near Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

    Rancho de las Golondrinas

    Santa Fe

    Built as a fortified residence along the Camino Real, the 'Ranch of the Swallows' is nearly as old as Santa Fe itself. Now it’s a 200-acre living museum,…

  • SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, USA, April, 4, 2014: Exterior view of the New Mexico Museum of Art, downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    New Mexico Museum of Art

    Santa Fe

    Built in 1917 and a prime early example of Santa Fe’s Pueblo Revival architecture, the New Mexico Museum of Art has spent a century collecting and…

  • Statue of Our Lady and Sanctuary of Guadalupe near downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; Shutterstock ID 1475202815; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Santuario de Guadalupe

    Santa Fe

    The oldest shrine in the US to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico, this adobe church was constructed between 1776 and 1796, though there have…

  • San Miguel Mission

"Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - March 18, 2013: People walking past the beautiful Mission San Miguel in the historic old town section of Santa Fe."
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    San Miguel Mission

    Santa Fe

    Erected from 1610 onwards, by and for the Tlaxcalan Indians who arrived from Mexico with Santa Fe’s first Spanish colonists, this is considered to be the…

  • New Mexico State Capitol Building The Roundhouse in Santa Fe NM USA

    State Capitol

    Santa Fe

    New Mexico’s State Capitol, informally known as the Roundhouse, was laid out in the shape of the state symbol – also the emblem of Zia Pueblo – in 1966…

  • April 3, 2019: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA: Sculptures outside of Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, with desert landscape and mountains
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    Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

    Santa Fe

    Mary Cabot established this museum in 1937 to showcase Navajo ceremonial art, and its major strength is Navajo and Zuni jewelry, in particular silverwork…

  • Interior of Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, new Mexico, USA

    Loretto Chapel

    Santa Fe

    Built in 1878 for the Sisters of Loretto, this tiny Gothic chapel is famous as the site of St Joseph's Miraculous Staircase, a spiraling and apparently…

  • Monastery of Christ in the Desert

    Santa Fe Region

    Day visitors are welcome at this ecosustainable Benedictine monastery, set in a secluded geological wonderland, for a unique spiritual-architectural…

  • Valles Caldera National Preserve

    Santa Fe Region

    Ever wondered what the crater of a dormant supervolcano looks like 1.25 million years after it first blows? At Valles Caldera, the prehistoric explosion…

  • Tsankawi Ruins

    Santa Fe Region

    On the way to the main canyon you'll pass these little-visited ruins, located near the intersection of Hwy 502 and Hwy 4. If you're out for a full day and…

  • San Ildefonso Pueblo

    Santa Fe Region

    Eight miles west of Pojoaque along Hwy 502, this ancient pueblo traces its origins back to Bandelier and Mesa Verde. It’s best known now as the birthplace…

  • Pecos National Historical Park

    Santa Fe Region

    When the Spanish first reached Pecos Pueblo, they found a five-story, 700-room structure that was a major center for trade between the Pueblo peoples and…

  • Poeh Cultural Center & Museum

    Santa Fe Region

    Set up by the Pojoaque Pueblo’s former governor, artist George Rivera, this center features simple but powerful displays on the history and culture of the…

  • Puyé Cliff Dwellings

    Santa Fe Region

    Several tours explore these ancient ruins, 5 miles west of the Santa Clara Pueblo at the entrance to Santa Clara Canyon. Abandoned around 1500, they’re…

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Home

    Santa Fe Region

    Georgia O'Keeffe died in 1986, at age 98. The Spanish Colonial adobe house she restored is open for guided visits, run by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in…

  • Church of San José de Gracia

    Santa Fe Region

    Begun in 1760 and constantly defended against Apache raids, the Church of San José de Gracia in tiny Las Trampas is considered one of the finest surviving…

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Welcome Center

    Santa Fe Region

    Opening its doors in 2018, this glossy ambassador for Georgia O'Keeffe ties it all together for road-tripping fans trying to navigate the O'Keeffe sites…

  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

    Santa Fe

    Celebrating the long history of Hispanic culture in New Mexico, this museum places the religious and domestic art of the region in the context of the…

  • School for Advanced Research

    Santa Fe

    This little-known research center, specializing in archaeology and anthropology, holds one of the largest collections of Southwestern Native American art…

  • SITE Santa Fe

    Santa Fe

    Looming over the Railyard District, the enormous and ever-expanding SITE Santa Fe is a nonprofit art gallery dedicated to presenting world-class…

  • Vivac Winery

    Santa Fe Region

    Right where Hwy 68 meets Hwy 75, this winery is run by the genial Padberg brothers, born and raised in Dixon. The Divino and Diavolo reds are the best –…

  • Miner Plaza Labyrinth

    Santa Fe

    Your voice seems to echo inside your head at this seven-circuit pattern labyrinth on the plaza at Museum Hill. The circular wall and elevated grade cause…

  • Santa Fe Children's Museum

    Santa Fe

    The Santa Fe Children's Museum features hands-on science and art exhibits for young children. The museum runs programs Wednesday through Saturday tackling…

  • Shidoni Galleries & Sculpture Garden

    Santa Fe

    Five miles north of Santa Fe, the grassy sculpture garden at Shidoni is a great place for a picnic, or for kids to run around the funky artwork. There's…

  • La Chiripada Winery

    Santa Fe Region

    Award-winning vintner, 2.5 miles east of Hwy 68 along Hwy 75, that only uses New Mexican grapes. As well as offering tastings here, it also runs a tasting…

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