Welcome to Truth or Consequences
Home to New Age devotees, off-the-grid artists and ecowarriors, Truth or Consequences (T or C) vies for the title of quirkiest little town in New Mexico. This high-desert oasis was originally called Hot Springs, for the cluster of mineral-rich springs that line the banks of the Rio Grande hereabouts. It changed its name to match a popular radio game show in 1950, hoping to increase tourism. The geothermal energy in the vicinity is supposedly similar to Sedona's, and T or C’s shabby-chic double main drag – split into two one-way sections downtown, Main St and Broadway – is filled with crystal shops, herbalist offices, eclectic art galleries and off-the-wall boutiques. Everyone awaits – and awaits – the day that Spaceport America starts launching civilian astronauts into sub-orbit from its spaceway just down the road. And we're not sure why, but folks across this town are pretty darn chatty. Be ready.