New Mexico Top 10 Attractions

6: Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/snowpeak

When you pay a visit to the Chaco Culture National Historical Park you can enjoy taking in the fabulous and awe-inspiring structures of the Pueblo people. This is a fascinating place to visit and an attraction that is designed to educate as well as inspire. There are plenty of activities that you can look forward to as well in addition to being able to explore the rich history of the site. Some of the activities you will be able to enjoy when you visit this attraction include biking and hiking trails, a guided tour to help you make the most of your visit and even talks around the campfire. This is a unique experience that will leave you with some great memories.

Address: Nageezi, NM 87037

7: New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Nominated as USA Today's Top Ten Best Reader's Choice Travel Awards, this museum is home to the most exciting displays of science and history. Watch shows about stars, galaxies and the outer space at the Planetarium and have a fantastic time at the museum's 3D IMAX Theater. Go through several galleries featuring dinosaurs, caves, and volcanoes that educate you on New Mexico's history. Visit the Naturalist Center where you can touch and interact with different specimen.

Address: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

8: Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway

Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/My Train Pix

America’s longest and highest narrow gauge steam railroad, Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway runs between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. This is a three foot heritage railway and dates back to the late 1800s. If you are a train enthusiast or simply want to enjoy a unique experience and timeless natural beauty it is well worth heading to the Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway. You can admire the scenery of the stunning Chama Valley as well as enjoy the exciting and historic experience of steam era mountain rail travel for yourself. A trip on one of the locomotives is one that will provide you with adventure and excitement.

Address: 500 Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520

9: Loretto Chapel

Loretto Chapel
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Loretto Chapel

Calling Loretto Chapel “historically significant” doesn’t quite do it justice. For one, it includes 19th century stained glass straight from Paris. It also includes the Miraculous Staircase, which includes two 360-degree turns and no visible means of support. The Loretto Chapel is located in Santa Fe and was completed in 1878. At the time of its construction, Santa Fe was a city with a mixed culture of Spanish, Mexican, Native American, and American citizens. The chapel was constructed as a way to bring together Santa Fe’s citizens through religion.
Whether you are here for a visit or you are here to hold special events like weddings and anniversaries, you will enjoy the beautiful facade of the Loretto Chapel. Have beautiful photo ops at the chapel's majestic staircase and take home souvenir items with you from the chapel's gift shop.

Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

10: Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway

If you're an avid skier, you will have a fantastic skiing experience right here in Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway. The resort offers lessons for beginners at their certified snow sport school, you can rent different equipment from their complete rental shop, and while you are taking a break from all the skiing action, you can enjoy some refreshments at the Skier's Cafe.

Address: 10 Tramway Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

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