Most tourists visiting New Mexico are likely to be carried away by the sights and sounds in the notorious Santa Fe and other northern parts of the city and miss out from all the amazing attractions in the south. The southern part gets lesser visitors who are unaware of the numerous goodness Mother Nature has hidden down there. From the undulating fields of white-sand dunes lined out beautifully, to the big caves of limestone hidden underneath the earth. They are so many wonderful centers of attraction. Southern New Mexico is a mix of well preserved “back in the days” era with the modern classical development. There are so many things to explore in the part of New Mexico. So many attractive locations you wouldn’t love to miss. In this informative piece, we are going to take a look at some of the attractions in southern New Mexico:
Roswell’s Alien Invasion
After the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, a lot of UFO hunters and crash enthusiasts have never stopping trooping into the town in their hundreds. The crash paved the way for the town it has not slowed down since then. Roswell gained international recognition and turned into a major tourist location renowned across the globe. Well, you shouldn’t be surprised why the town has grown so popular since 1947, the town was invaded by Aliens as we were made to believe.
You will find the International UFO Museum and Research center which is always bustling with activities round the clock. The center offers lectures about the UFO research and phenomenon from experts all over the world. Located in the alien zone are life-size sets of well-presented scenery that depicts the UFO crash site. When you through with the spaceships and stories of the UFO, there are local museums in Roswell that showcases the New Mexico’s intense artistic culture. Two of these museums are the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. You can also have a nice time eating burgers and enjoying the tasty Mexican wine and beer. The local Pecos Flavors Winery has delicious collections of wines and beers that will quench your thirst after a long inquisitive day at the museums.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Another amazing site that attracts a lot of tourists to southern New Mexico is the Carlsbad Caverns, National Park. This place has a collection of mind-blowing caves you can’t find anywhere. The caves were formed over 250 million years go initially ass an undersea reef. And when the sea dried up, wild formations like stalagmites, stalactites, and limestones combined in a long geological process to form the cave. The caves are joined together to form a network of 119 known caves, and they are all called the Carlsbad Caverns. The caves are underneath the Chihuahua deserts in the Guadalupe Mountains. T From the entrance, you can either go their self-guide or on a ranger-led the tour. From the entrance, you can either descend into the underground using an elevator or follow the 750-foot-long trail and explore the caves. There is so much to see and learn whenever you visit these places.
Down south in New Mexico is laced with plenty attractive places where you il learn more about life, nature, and history. So whenever you find yourself in New México, adjust your compass and get down south for an amazing experience.