Southwestern New Mexico Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southwestern New Mexico - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Percha Bank Museum

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Back on NM 152, continue 10 mi west to reach another vintage mining town, Kingston, home to the Percha Bank Museum , which is just a...

Quemado Lake

Quemado Lake, about 20 mi south of town on NM 32 and NM 103, is a man-made fishing and hiking area where it's not unusual to spot herds...

Shakespeare Ghost Town

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If you're heading southwest from Silver City (or west toward Arizona from Las Cruces), this is a fun stop. Portions of this settlement...

Silver City Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The unusual mansard-roof Italianate-style Henry B. Ailman House, built in 1881, serves as headquarters for the Silver City Museum, whose...

Spaceport America

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It may be hard to imagine as you gaze into the infinite blue of New Mexico's southern sky, but someday soon those wispy contrails you...

Stahmann Farms

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Pecan trees cover about 4,000 acres here, at the world's largest family-owned pecan orchard. You can take a shaded drive through the...

Trinity Site

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Only a monument remains at Trinity Site , where the world's first atomic bomb exploded, on July 16, 1945. The resulting crater has been...

Very Large Array

  • Observatory/Planetarium

With its 27 glistening-white 80-foot radio-telescope antennae arranged in patterns (their configuration is altered every four months...

Western New Mexico University Museum (WNMU)

  • Museum/Gallery

The Western New Mexico University Museum (WNMU) contains the world's largest permanent display of distinctive black-on-white Mimbres...

Whitewater Canyon

  • Geological Site

U.S. 180 leads northwest about 50 mi from Silver City to Glenwood and Whitewater Canyon—the gateway to the western reaches of the Gila.


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