Must-see attractions in Santa Fe

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

    Santa Fe

    This Hispanic cultural center hosts art exhibitions, theater performances, classes, lectures and, most interestingly, a winter market (www…

  • Botanical Garden

    Santa Fe

    Interspersed with art installations, these small gardens at Museum Hill are currently made up of two sections: the landscaped area, where you'll find some…

  • Casa Vieja

    Santa Fe

    Billing itself as the oldest house in the United States, this two-room adobe building is said to date – in a much altered form – from c 1646. While…

  • Harrell House Bug Museum

    Santa Fe

    Sure to be a hit with younger kids, who will get a kick out of spotting live scorpions, tarantulas and other creepy-crawlies (some of which you can touch)…

  • Hyde Memorial State Park

    Santa Fe

    Up the road to the ski area, this small park is a popular spot for hiking, camping ($10 to $14) and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter…