There are lots of restrictions with the coronavirus. So it’s good to know that the annual UFO Festival in Roswell, New Mexico is still on. It’s scheduled for July 3-5 2020. So you might still get to have a New Mexico adventure this summer!
New Mexico is a diverse state located in the Southwestern United States. It has a rich history. And is well known for its contemporary and traditional art and artist communities. And a treasure trove of Native American art. There are literally hundreds of museums, art galleries and exhibitions.
New Mexico is home to millions of acres of protected Federal lands, state parks, and awesome geographic, historical and scenic sites. And that makes it a top tourist area.
6 Amazing Tourist Experiences
1. El Rancho de las Golondrinas
There are several historic sites dating back thousands of years. The Puye Cliff Dwellings in Santa Clara Canyon, the Pueblo Bonita and Pecos Pueblo are all ruins that exemplify the ancient pueblo way of life and natural architecture.
You can travel back in time to El Rancho de las Golondrinas. This is an actual living history museum. Located South of Santa Fe the rural farm valley was established in the late 1700’s when Spain ruled the area. El Rancho maintains the way of life of the early pioneers. It’s inhabitants dress in historically accurate clothes. And maintain the pioneer way of life.
2. Santa Fe Opera of New Mexico
Seven miles North of Santa Fe is the Santa Fe Opera company. This is a beautiful amphitheatre and entertainment complex. It is internationally celebrated for premiering new operas. It also features some stunning views of the desert.
3. The Living Desert Zoo
Garden State Park and The Living Desert Zoo is located above (3,200 ft elevation) Carlsbad in the Ocotillo Hills. Desert plants and animals can be seen in their natural habitat. The LDZ is one of the largest botanical gardens in the US.
4. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
You can tour the amazing underground caves in Carlsbad. They contain 119 limestone caves with formations of every shape and size. The exploration is breathtaking. Experience nature at its most spectacular and enjoy the flora and fauna in this ever changing ecosystem.
5. White Sands National Park
White Sands National Park is on Route 70 just 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo. The park elevation is on average 4,000 feet. White Sands stretches across 275 square miles of white dunes. It is beautiful and mesmerizing. And recognized as the largest deposit of white gypsum in the world.
6. Roswell: The Hunt for UFO’s
The city of Roswell, was built at the junction of three rivers, the Spring, the Hondo and the Pecos. Area 51 the top secret military base is somewhere nearby in the middle of the Nevada desert. But you can’t get anywhere close to Area 51.
So if you are looking for aliens Roswell is the place to go.
In 1947 a local rancher reported seeing the crash of a flying saucer in his field. Since that time Roswell has been the epicenter of conspiracy theories, TV shows and UFO tourism.
When you get there be sure and visit the International UFO Museum. There are lots of exhibits and information about the original Roswell incident. And there are lots of trendy cafes and alien themed shops. You can drink coffee at The Alien Caffeine Espresso Bar. And have your photo made with fake aliens all over town.