New Mexico: It’s neither

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New Mexico: It’s neither

State offers a mishmash of history, cultures and landscapes
More than 400,000 people visit Carlsbad Caverns each year to get a glimpse of the monumental stalagmites and stalactites that decorate the park’s main attraction, the Big Room.
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos is 650 feet above the Rio Grande River.
Los Alamos is renowned for being the place the atomic bomb was developed during World War II. The Los Alamos National Laboratory is shown in a 1995 aerial photo provided by the laboratory.
The very large array, an astronomical radio observatory located along U.S. Highway 60 west of Socorro, N.M., looks to the skies for radio waves. Each of 27 antennas is 82 feet in diameter. Those interested can stop in and take a tour. The array was a key setting in the film “Contact.”
Chaco Canyon’s famous Pueblo Bonito, built between 850 and 1150 A.D., is seen from an overlook on a windy day.
A wall of the Chetro Ketl great house at Chaco Canyon is seen at sunrise.

New Mexico: It’s neither

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More than 400,000 people visit Carlsbad Caverns each year to get a glimpse of the monumental stalagmites and stalactites that decorate the park’s main attraction, the Big Room.
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos is 650 feet above the Rio Grande River.
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Los Alamos is renowned for being the place the atomic bomb was developed during World War II. The Los Alamos National Laboratory is shown in a 1995 aerial photo provided by the laboratory.
The very large array, an astronomical radio observatory located along U.S. Highway 60 west of Socorro, N.M., looks to the skies for radio waves. Each of 27 antennas is 82 feet in diameter. Those interested can stop in and take a tour. The array was a key setting in the film “Contact.”
Chaco Canyon’s famous Pueblo Bonito, built between 850 and 1150 A.D., is seen from an overlook on a windy day.
A wall of the Chetro Ketl great house at Chaco Canyon is seen at sunrise.
More information

For more information on visiting New Mexico, and some suggestions on how to play your trip, visit the New Mexico Tourism Department at http://www.newmexico.org/department/.
You can contact the department through email using enchantment@newmexico.org or by phone using (505) 827-7400. The department’s address is 419 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

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