New Mexico, commonly known as the land of Enchantment is a US state in the Southwest region. It was formerly a Spanish colony, but after the arrival of conquistadors in the 16th century, it then became a Mexican colony until in the 1840s. The American war is when New Mexico finally became an American territory in 1912! New Mexico has a large Spanish speaking population as well as the largest Native Americans communities. This explains why its culture stands out from that of other states.
This state offers fantastic attractions, nature and much to experience for its visitors. Distinctive regional cuisines, and impressive fine arts scenes mostly centered around its capital city, Santa Fe.
One of the most stunning landscapes in New Mexico, is the White Sands National Monument. It is located in the south of New Mexico about an hour drive southwest of Alamogordo. It lies on the Tularosa Basin and is surrounded by rugged mountains. Here, the shiny white sand has built up to over 60ft tall dunes that are constantly displayed by wind. If you’re looking for some great scenic views and some wonderful hikes, we’d highly recommend this attraction.
Listed among the most stunning archeological sites in North America, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park was initially occupied by ancestral Puebloan peoples from 800-1200AD. It is located in the Northwest of Albuquerque and comprised of 15 massive ruins and countless smaller constructions.
Today, this park includes activities and facilities such as, country hikes, camping, astronomy experience from the telescopes located in the canyon and an excellent interpretive center.
So whether or not you live in New Mexico, or planning just to visit for a short while, New Mexico has so much to offer and so many fun activities! We hope you enjoy the truly great state.
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