Northwestern New Mexico

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

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  • 1. Acoma Pueblo

    Native American Site

    Atop a 367-foot mesa that rises abruptly from the valley floor, Acoma Pueblo's terraced, multistory, multiunit Sky City is like no other pueblo...Read More

  • 2. Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The roads accessing Chaco Canyon, home to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, do a fine job of deterring exploration: they are mostly...Read More

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  • 3. El Morro National Monument

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    When you see the imposing 200-foot-high sandstone bluff that served as a rest stop for Indians, explorers, soldiers, and pioneers, you can understand...Read More

  • 4. A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center


    A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, which celebrates Zuni history and culture through a collection of Hawikku artifacts on loan from the...Read More

  • 5. Arts & Crafts Museum


    The tiny but free Arts & Crafts Museum remains the best place to see fine historic and contemporary Jicarilla baskets, beadwork, and pottery...Read More

  • 6. Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village

    Museum Village

    The village part of the Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village contains more than a dozen late-19th-century buildings—a blacksmith shop, a schoolhouse...Read More

  • 7. Aztec Ruins National Monument and Museum


    Dating from the early 1100s, North America's largest reconstructed Great Kiva (a partially submerged, circular earthen structure used for ceremonial...Read More

  • 8. Bisti Badlands Wilderness areas

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Dinosaurs roamed the Bisti Badlands Wilderness areas when they were part of a shallow sea some 70 million years ago. Hoodoos (mushroom-shaped...Read More

  • 9. Bolack Electromechanical Museum


    The Bolack Electromechanical Museum is the legacy of former state governor Tom Bolack, who collected wildlife of the taxidermic kind. His son...Read More

  • 10. Canyon de Chelly National Monument

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Ninety-eight miles northwest of Gallup and situated in the heart of the Navajo Nation, Canyon de Chelly—pronounced de- shay —is well worth the...Read More

  • 11. Crownpoint Rug Auction


    Heading east on Interstate 40? Usually held on the third Friday of every month, the Crownpoint Rug Auction is the foremost place to buy handwoven...Read More

  • 12. Cuba


    Whether you're coming or going from Chaco's north entrance, or simply heading south on U.S. 550, Cuba is a good place to stop for gas and, depending...Read More

  • 13. Cuban Lodge


    Your best bet in this regard is the Cuban Lodge. ...Read More

  • 14. E3 Children's Museum & Science Center


    If the kids need some indoor fun, try stopping by the E3 Children's Museum & Science Center. The interactive exhibits here include a shadow...Read More

  • 15. El Bruno's


    El Bruno's, a better-than decent Mexican restaurant that's right on the highway at the far north end of town. ...Read More

  • 16. El Malpais National Monument and Conservation Area

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Traveling west on Interstate 40, along the south side of the freeway in the last 10 miles or so before you hit Grants, you'll catch your first...Read More

  • 17. El Morro Theatre

    Downtown | Building/Architectural Site

    The 1928 El Morro Theatre is a shining example of a unique regional building style, Pueblo Deco. El Morro tends to be open sporadically for...Read More

  • 18. Farmington Museum


    You can get an inkling of what the Four Corners area was like during the trading-post days at the Farmington Museum, in a modern sandstone building...Read More

  • 19. Four Corners Monument


    About 30 mi west of Shiprock you can reach the only place in the United States where you can stand in four states at the same time—at the...Read More

  • 20. Gallup Cultural Center

    Downtown | Arts/Performance Venue

    The Gallup Cultural Center, a project of the Southwest Indian Foundation, is inside the restored 1918 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway...Read More

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