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Tombstone, Arizona

Rose Tree Museum

The world's largest rose bush has literally outgrown the pioneer museum it was planted behind.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

A unique geological area spiked with wind-carved rocks that resemble teepees.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tumbleweed Snowman

Albuquerque found the perfect use for tumbleweeds at Christmastime.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The official atomic museum of the United States explores the explosive and productive history of a much maligned energy source.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The De Anza Motor Lodge

A burnt-out motel with priceless Native American artwork in the basement, redeveloped into apartments.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

KiMo Theatre

This opulent Pueblo Deco movie palace melds Art Deco and Native American motifs.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ernie Pyle Public Library

The home of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle is now a library and museum dedicated to his memory.
Belen, New Mexico

Through the Flower Art Space

A home base for Judy Chicago, one of America's leading radical feminist artists.
Quemado, New Mexico

The Lightning Field

In the remote high desert of New Mexico, a strange array of poles beckon fury from above.
Bosque, New Mexico

Bernardo Waterfowl Area

The winter home of thousands of beautiful snow geese and sandhill cranes.
New Mexico

Trinity Atomic Bomb Site

Once a year, visitors can tour the desolate site that birthed the Atomic Age.
Tularosa, New Mexico

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.
Silver City, New Mexico

Wall of Bottles

A head-high wall constructed of thousands of wine and other bottles held together by stucco.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo Landfill

Buried beneath the New Mexico sands are believed to be millions of copies of Atari's E.T. video game.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Deming, New Mexico

Cabinetlandia

A half-acre utopia in the New Mexico desert features a graveyard, a game of horseshoes, a library, and a mailbox.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Spaceport America

The world's first commercial spaceport is disappointment of cosmic proportions.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Hatch, New Mexico

Sparky's

A wealth of pop culture statuary and green chile dishes give this roadside restaurant clout.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Wee (and not so wee) footprints that insects and reptiles of the Paleozoic Era left behind.