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  • Classical Gas Museum

    Classical Gas Museum

    Embudo, New Mexico

    Johnnie Meier, former scientist at Los Alamos, displays his great collection of antique gas pumps and vintage petroliana.

  • Los Alamos: Oppenheimer Town

    Los Alamos: Oppenheimer Town

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Atomic Age landmarks in former secret military project town. Statue of Oppenheimer wears his signature hat.

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.

  • El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine

    El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine

    Chimayo, New Mexico

    Miraculous Catholic shrine in New Mexico. Many attest to the spiritual and physical curative powers of faith in the sacred dirt.

  • 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 restaurant known for its green chili cheeseburgers.

  • 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. Opened in 1992, it welcomed its five-millionth visitor in 2023.

  • 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."

  • Tinkertown

    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

    The Very Large Array

    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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