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Nomad Mercado

A New Mexico Marketplace

Arts, crafts, specialty foods. The Nomad Mercado was created to connect New Mexico artists and businesses with a larger audience.

Georgia O'Keeffe

"All the earth colors of the painter's palette are out there in the many miles of badlands."

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Fort Wingate

Fort Wingate

Fort Wingate was one of the best-preserved frontier military posts in the Southwest until the late 1950s.  The 22-acre installation is located between Zuni...
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Established in 2009, Prehistoric Trackways National Monument protects the world's most extensive collection of trace fossils from the Permian era.
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Hillsboro

Hillsboro is a small, quiet town located on Highway 52, about 30 miles from Truth or Consequences. The rolling, curvy stretch of road to...
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Autumn bosque acequias

Acequias

In a drought prone region, with few reliable waterways, the Rio Grande is the primary source of water in central New Mexico. The river...
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Shiprock

Shiprock is an iconic stone sentinel, rising 1583 feet above the stark plains of northwestern New Mexico. The National Park Service designated Shiprock as...

Plains of San Agustin

Part of the allure of the American West is the wide-open spaces. There is a thrilling sensation when staring down a long stretch of...

Dining

New Mexico has a fantastic local food scene. In most communities, you are doing yourself a disservice if you eat at chain restaurants.

Whereas it would be overwhelming to catalogue all of them, here are some local favorites. Feedback, suggestions and tips from other locals is welcomed and appreciated!

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Tours of Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen New Mexican Pueblos. It covers more than 700 square miles and has a population of over...
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Spend The Day At Ghost Ranch

The glorious vistas of Ghost Ranch were made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The property encompasses 21,000 acres of colorful canyons, magnificent mesas, and...

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

New Mexico became a state in 1912; however, humans settled the region thousands of years ago. Prior to first contact with Europeans, Meso-American tribes...
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Lodging

Looking for where to stay on your next New Mexico vacation or weekend getaway?

Check our the Nomad Lodging Guide where the focus is on interesting, unique, or luxurious lodging owned and operated by locals.

History

Apache Warrior Women | Gouyen, Lozen, Dahteste

Though gender roles and responsibilities were well defined in Apache culture, Apache women held prominent roles in Apache society. Women often...
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The Hermit

The Organ Mountains are north of Las Cruces. They are stunning volcanic creations; peaking with fluted spires rising sharply from the...
Puye Cliff Dwellings

Puye Cliff Dwellings

New Mexico is a visual feast for geology enthusiasts, with a landscape etched by ancient seas, enormous earthquakes, a variety of...

Ghost Towns

Mogollon, New Mexico

Founded in 1876, Mogollon was named after Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, a governor of the Spanish province of New Mexico in the 1700's. The Spanish pronunciation is moh-goh-YOHN. The locals pronounce it muggy-YOHN. Once...

Spanish Missions

Spanish Missions in New Mexico

New Mexico has an abundance of Spanish missions. Far more people are aware of California’s missions, many of which have been well preserved; however, New Mexico’s missions are much older. Most of New Mexico’s...
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Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Green Chile Chicken Enchilada casserole is comfort food. This recipe is based on the method I inherited from my grandmother, the best cook I’ve ever known and a green chile connoisseur....