Whites City, New Mexico: Ten-Foot-Tall Green Aliens

Two ten-foot-tall aliens, carved from tree trunks and painted green, guard the entrance to an Information Center on the way to Carlsbad Caverns.

Address:
19 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Whites City, NM
Directions:
The aliens stand in front of the Information Center at White's City Trading Post, which is on the south side of Hwy 7/Carlsbad Cavern Hwy just west of its intersection with US Hwy 62/180.
Admission:
Free
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Carved aliens.

Ten-Foot-Tall Green Aliens

There's only one road into Carlsbad Caverns and you have to drive right through White's City. If you look to your left as you're driving in you'll see a couple of ten-foot-tall wooden green aliens out in front of the White's City Trading Post. They seem totally out of place but, hey, weird is where you find it.

[Phrank Phester, 03/06/2013]

A possible historical connection: White's City Trading Post used to be home to the Million Dollar Museum -- one of its star exhibits (for us) was an alien baby.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Apache Canyon Trading PostApache Canyon Trading Post, Whites City, NM - < 1 mi.
Carlsbad CavernsCarlsbad Caverns, Whites City, NM - 4 mi.
Flying Paper Boy of the GuadalupesFlying Paper Boy of the Guadalupes, Queen, NM - 21 mi.
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Carlsbad Caverns Discovered - Statue, Carlsbad, NM - 19 mi.

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