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City of Rocks, New Mexico 88034, USA
In southwestern New Mexico, the City of Rocks appears to have popped up from nothing in the middle of dry grasslands. It's not a populated city, but like all cities, it's easy to get lost! By day, there are a few tourists, a visitor's center, and...
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San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 87506, USA
La Capilla de la Familia Sagrada sits at the base of Black Mesa, a sacred mountain on the San Ildefonso Pueblo reservation. It is one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico. The little adobe chapel, against the backdrop of the Sangre de...
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60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557, USA
In Ranchos de Taos, the San Francisco de Asis Church is the most photographed and painted building in the state. I was once in Boston at a gallery and saw a painting that was simply a sandy-brown curve and blue sky. I knew immediately it was this...
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New Mexico has the reputation for 364 days of sunshine every year. But occasionally it snows a lot, blanketing and softening the rocky scenery New Mexico is so famous for. Ghost Ranch is a conference center about 50 miles northwest of Santa Fe,...
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1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
When people think of visiting New Mexico, the cities of Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque quickly come to mind. But the most historically significant place in New Mexico is a little known town that permanently changed the world. Los Alamos is the...
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Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Most of us like to travel to learn about the world. If you have an interest in science and history, then Los Alamos should definitely be in your travel plans. The interesting sites are centrally located so seeing the little city on foot is fun and...
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1001 NM-1, San Antonio, NM 87832, USA
Snowy egrets, geese, herons, cranes, owls, pheasants and road runners abound in the Bosque del Apache. My aunt and uncle lived in their RV at the refuge for two winters, volunteering at the visitor's center and on the "farm" plowing under the...
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1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
Boulder was my home for 17 years, and so it's tough for me to think of it as a tourist attraction. There are of course many wonderful things to see: the Flatirons, Chautauqua, and the Pearl Street Mall, which was just a run-down street when I was...
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1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
If you are ever in Denver, spend a relaxing day wandering through the Botanic Gardens. Every kind of landscape imaginable is just a few yards in any direction, from Kakaw trees with cocoa beans in an enclosed jungle, hot desert landscapes, to a...
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Taos, NM, NM, USA
The area around Taos, New Mexico is quite volcanic, with extinct volcanos rising blue in the distance. The basalt plain west of town is cut deeply by the Rio Grande and can be viewed for dramatic effect in the afternoons when the shadows delineate...
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6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020, USA
The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado (north of Denver) is the world's first stand-alone invertebrate zoo. Inside the Pavilion is a jungle with hundreds of different butterflies fluttering by; landing on plants, flowers, the sidewalk,...
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2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
The BioPark in Albuquerque, NM houses large ponds and gardens, a rose garden, an impressive aquarium, "homestead" farm, areas for children to play and a couple bio-spheres: glass covered jungle plus a hot desert. Artwork is around every corner as...