New Mexico’s Top Places to Visit

White Sands
National Monument

Like No Place Else on EarthRising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico.

Albuquerque International
Balloon Fiesta

For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name.

Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway

America’s most authentic steam-operated railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec, is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the West.

Carlsbad Caverns

High rising ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, cactus, grasses and thorny shrubs – who would imagine the hidden treasures deep beneath this rugged landscape?

Billy the Kid Museum

Billy the Kid was a frequent visitor in Fort Sumner where the 21 year old outlaw was shot to death in 1881 by Lincoln County Sheriff, Pat Garrett.

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years.

New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation’s history.

Sandia Peak

The scenery steals the show on the Sandia Peak Tramway. A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles.


In July 1947, something happened northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, during a severe thunderstorm. Was it a flying saucer? Was it a weather balloon? What happened?

Chaco Canyon

Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest.


Travelers come here for the fine art and the raw, untouched beauty of the landscape. Some come for the climate and the scenery. For others, it’s the culture and atmosphere.