Be Enchanted with a Rich Tradition
New Mexico has it all. Be inspired with the high deserts, mountains and mesas, lava beds and spectacular white sands you’ll find here.
Our rich history began when Native Americans settled here, establishing pueblos and the traditional adobe architecture New Mexico is so famous for. Famous explorers such as Coronado and Kit Carson came through, and many artists including Georgia O’Keeffe called this place home. And there’s so much more history you’ll find here. The first nuclear bomb was detonated at Trinity Site, approximately 4 hours south of Rio Rancho. Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs and their museums provide insight into processes behind the United States in the cold war and beyond.