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  • 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.

  • 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 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 (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.

  • 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.

  • Atomic Cannon

    Atomic Cannon

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    One of the surviving M65 280mm Atomic Cannons, designed to fire a nuclear shell far enough so that it would vaporize an enemy without vaporizing itself.

  • Smokey Bear Museum And Grave

    Smokey Bear Museum And Grave

    Capitan, New Mexico

    Smokey Bear was a cartoon character and a real bear. A cartoon lives forever, but the real bear died.

  • 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.

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