3 Fascinating Attractions in New Mexico
New Mexico has a unique color pallet with a lot of light. As a result, New Mexico enchants every visitor, whether they are seeing ancient ruins, shopping for silver and turquoise jewelry, or taking in the ever-changing colors of the sky at sunset.
Very Large Array
The Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory is situated west of Socorro in central New Mexico. The array, located about 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) above sea level, has
aided astronomers in making strategic discoveries on black holes, quasars and cosmic gases.
Gila Cliff Dwellings
The Mogollon Puebloans of New Mexico had their ancestral home in the Gila Cliff Dwellings. They have been carved out of the canyon rock into six natural caverns and divided into rooms with stones and concrete hauled up from 180 feet below.
The Big Cave, which includes one of the world’s largest underground rooms, commonly known as the Big Room, is the centerpiece of the Carlsbad Caverns. The Big Room is accessible via an elevator or a short walking trail from the visitor center. Once inside the massive cavern, visitors can observe electrically lit stalactites, stalagmites and natural lakes.