11 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In New Mexico

New Mexico has a whopping 46 national historic landmarks. These sites are incredibly diverse. Some, like Santa Fe’s Plaza, are on the well-worn tourist trail while others, such as Fort Bayard, are a little further off the beaten path. All of these landmarks provide snapshots of New Mexico’s past. However, these 11 sites in particular need to be seen to be truly appreciated.

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How many of these have you seen? What are your favorite historical sites – on or off this list – in New Mexico? For more ways to immerse yourself in the past, head to some of our state’s most historic towns.