The first and only state park in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to Vietnam veterans is located in Angel Fire, New Mexico. The Memorial was built to honor those who served, promote healing and provide education. Highlights include a Veterans Walkway, viewing of the film Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam, a gift shop and exhibits. […]
Hailed as “the most versatile and economical sustainable green building design in the world,” Earthships are off-the-grid homes made of natural and recycled materials, equipped with many modern-day conveniences. This style of architecture utilizes thermal and solar heating and cooling, solar and wind electricity, contained sewage treatment, water harvesting, and even food production. For a […]
Spanning 1,280 feet wide, and 565 feet high, the colloquially known “Gorge Bridge” or “High Bridge” is a sight to be seen. This steel deck arch bridge dates back to the 1960s, and was constructed as part of U.S. Route 64 by engineer, Charles E. Reed. Currently the seventh highest bridge in the United States, […]
Granddaughter of one of the Standard Oil Company founders, Millicent Rogers was a world traveler, art collector and cultural connoisseur who spent the last years of her short life in Taos. The Millicent Rogers Museum was founded in 1956 as a memorial to this creative spirit and to showcase the southwestern artistic wonders that had […]
The nearly 250-year-old San Francisco de Asis Mission Church is a stark yet stunning adobe structure with an impressive list of appearances in famous artwork by the likes of Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams. Check out the exterior of this National Historic Landmark and World Heritage active church anytime, or call ahead to request seeing […]
Get a history lesson as rich and cultural as a trip to Europe, without the long plane ride and hoards of tourists. Taos Pueblo, an inhabited settlement dating back over 1,000 years, is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Stroll through the […]
You won’t have to be in Taos long to hear this local legend’s name. Kit Carson was a fur trapper, wilderness guide, and Indian Agent for the Northern Ute and Taos Pueblo peoples in the early 1800s. The original building site of the Kit Carson Home & Museum was purchased by Kit as a wedding […]
Occupying several small buildings on Taos’ historic Ledoux street is the Harwood Museum of Art, originally coined El Pueblito, or “the village.” Established by artists Burt and Elizabeth Harwood, the Museum’s collection celebrates the larger, artistic convergence that took place in Taos in the early 1900s. Work ranges from Native American to Traditional Hispanic to […]
Many tourists wonder how Taos has become such a mecca for artists. Find out with a visit to the E.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum. Located on historic Ledoux Street near the Plaza, this sprawling structure was where cultural changemaker and artist, E.L. Blumenschein, wife and award-winning artist Mary Greene Blumenschein, and their family resided. Originally […]
One of the few “Great Houses” still standing in the American southwest, La Hacienda de los Martinez is a hefty adobe building built in 1804. This family home and vital trade center was the final terminus for the Camino Real, which connected northern New Mexico to Mexico City, and housed an extensive ranching and farming […]
Just outside of downtown Cimarron, the Philmont Museum features a rotating exhibit, collection of historic artifacts, gift shop, and the Seton Memorial Library. Located at Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base totaling over 200 square miles, this site has hosted more than one million Boy Scouts for camping, training […]
This sprawling, 11,000-acre historic ranch was established in 1869 and owned and operated by the Chase Family for nearly 150 years. It is currently managed by Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base. The ranch includes a main house, grounds, orchards, tack room, picnic spots and a gift shop. The […]
Once a hotbed for gun-toting, lawless outliers, the town of Cimarron thankfully no longer lives up to its namesake, (Cimarron is Spanish for “wild and unruly”). Peaceful and historically rich, there is no better way to experience this former pioneer town than with their self-guided Walking Tour. Get started by picking up a brochure at […]
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