Spend The Night At This Historic New Mexico Hotel Where Hollywood Cowboys Used To Stay

You might be familiar with the movies and TV shows being shot in New Mexico these days, but did you know that the state’s Western landscape was a location hotspot in the early 1900s too? During those decades, scores of movies (mostly Westerns) were shot in New Mexico.

A bit later, in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, a number of films were shot in and around Gallup. While these movies were being made, all the big stars stayed at the best digs in town: the El Rancho Hotel.

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Have you stayed at El Rancho? Any plans to add it to your to-do list?