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New Mexico: The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction. Since 1972, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the sight of beautiful hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall skies.

 

New Mexico: Christmas

Every place has its own unique Christmas traditions. These are some of our traditions in the Land of Enchantment.

 

New Mexico: Curiosities

Every place has its own unique quirks and curiosities. These are some of the curiosities in the Land of Enchantment.

 

New Mexico: Landscapes

New Mexico’s nickname  is The Land of Enchantment. This legend was placed on New Mexico license plates in 1941 and became the official State Nickname of New Mexico on April 8, 1999. It describes New Mexico’s scenic beauty and its rich history. These are some of our landscapes.

 

New Mexico: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

New Mexico has working trains and annual shows of aircraft and automobiles.

 

New Mexico: Movie Ranches

New Mexico has served as the backdrop for many famous films, not only those turned into movies for the big screen but those for television, including a few miniseries. For Westerns, these two “movie ranches” are common locations.

 

New Mexico: The San Juan Basin Badlands

The San Juan Basin of New Mexico contains a number of badlands and wilderness areas. The nine major badlands are: the Ojito Wilderness, the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah WSA, the Bisti Wilderness, the De Na Zin Wilderness, Lybrook, Ceja Pelon, Penistaja, Mesa De Cuba, and San Jose.