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  • Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano

    Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano

    Grants, New Mexico

    Short hikes to a volcano crater and an ice cave, where the water is perpetually frozen. Vintage trading post and museum.

  • Connie's Photo Park

    Connie's Photo Park

    Madrid, New Mexico

    Connie Mayhew filled a roadside lot with old-style stick-your-head-in-the-hole photo-ops she painted herself. She's often there, and will snap your photo.

  • Rattlesnake Museum

    Rattlesnake Museum

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    34 different varieties of rattlesnakes behind glass. All visitors receive a Certificate of Bravery signed by the owner.

  • Lewis Antique Auto and Toy Museum

    Lewis Antique Auto and Toy Museum

    Moriarty, New Mexico

    Hundreds of old cars, a big showroom of more cars, toys, jukeboxes, etc. Owner Archie Lewis has been collecting stuff since the 1940s.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Roswell Alien Attraction Autopsy

    Roswell Alien Attraction Autopsy

    Roswell, New Mexico

    Bulb-headed aliens and outer space jalopies: a sure sign you've reached downtown Roswell.

  • New Mexico Museum of Space History

    New Mexico Museum of Space History

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    New Mexico reaches for the stars with an educational and amusing collection of exhibits and unique artifacts.

  • White Sands: Alien Dunescape

    White Sands: Alien Dunescape

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    Ride snow saucers year-round down towering dunes of gypsum crystals. Surprisingly close to civilization for an alien moonscape.

  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

    National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Former National Atomic Museum still packs a punch with weapons and memorabilia of the Atom Age.

  • Billy the Kid Museum and Replica Grave

    Billy the Kid Museum and Replica Grave

    Fort Sumner, New Mexico

    Outlaw Billy didn't have much, but much of what he had is displayed here, along with an accurate replica of his grave.

  • Teako's Giants of Hatch

    Teako's Giants of Hatch

    Hatch, New Mexico

    Teako Nunn has gathered America's fiberglass statue elite at his BBQ restaurant and RV business.

  • International UFO Museum

    International UFO Museum

    Roswell, New Mexico

    The most serious look at UFOs in Roswell, for those who go bug-eyed over little green men and their cracked-up saucers.

  • Alien Zone: Area 51

    Alien Zone: Area 51

    Roswell, New Mexico

    Pose for gag photos with space aliens!

  • Roswell UFO Spacewalk

    Roswell UFO Spacewalk

    Roswell, New Mexico

    The black light Spacewalk features "a spectacular panorama of outer space viewed from the deck of an alien starship."

  • Fox Cave: Billy the Kid, Zombie Hands

    Fox Cave: Billy the Kid, Zombie Hands

    Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

    A cave that you can't go inside is actually a collection of oddities, including giant zombie hands and a gun once owned by Billy the Kid.

  • Tinkertown


    Sandia Park, New Mexico

    Tiny miniatures -- too many to count -- in mechanical motion, the life's work of the late Ross Ward.

  • House of Eternal Return

    House of Eternal Return

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    A choose-your-own-adventure sci-fi multiverse of art and musical lasers. Wormholes, alternate realities, and a video hamster.

  • Four Corners USA

    Four Corners USA

    Shiprock, New Mexico

    Geographical join point where four states meet, marked with an official seal and ringed by souvenir stands.

  • The Very Large Array (VLA)

    The Very Large Array (VLA)

    Socorro, New Mexico

    Money-shot from countless sci-fi films, the VLA listens for exotic space noise while tolerating terrestrial tourists.

  • World's Largest Pistachio

    World's Largest Pistachio

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    30 feet high, this otherworldly monolith rises from the Chihuahuan Desert.

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