A Fascinating Origami Park In New Mexico, Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden Is Stunningly Unique

The Turquoise Trail is one of our state’s most lovely scenic byways. However, the most visually unexpected stop along this drive is man-made rather than natural. It’s hard to imagine how to improve on scenery like this, but this origami garden in New Mexico does just that.

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Address: 3453 NM-14, Los Cerrillos, NM, 87010

Please note that the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden is closed until the spring of 2022 while they work on making new origami gardens. During normal operating times, it will be open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day). For more information visit the garden’s website here.

Have you visited this artistic park in New Mexico yet?

Address: 3453 NM-14, Los Cerrillos, NM 87010, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Origami Garden In New Mexico

April 10, 2020

What are the best man-made attractions in New Mexico?

Here are some unique places in New Mexico that are entirely man-made and you can visit them yourself. The Sandia Peak Tramway was quite a feat to complete, and when you ride it you’ll understand why. The tram is the longest of its kind on the entire continent and the third longest in the world. You’ll soar over canyons up to Sandia Peak when you ride it. The hand-carved caves made by Ra Paulette, located near Ojo Caliente, are mesmerizing, with the tunnels intricately carved and detailed by one man. You can take a special tour of the caves to see them yourself.

What are the most unique parks in New Mexico?

If you love this artistic park in New Mexico, you’ll probably love these other unusual and fantastical parks in the state. Connie’s Photo Park in Madrid is a blast for some family photos or simply a fun time while you put your head through one of the many photo stand-ins that depict everything from a motorcycle ride in the desert to an alien in a UFO. They also take historic photos. Many people don’t know about a land sculpture called “The Lightning Field,” an area in New Mexico that has hundreds of steel poles sticking out of the ground that conduct lightning and look absolutely mesmerizing during a storm.

What are the most beautiful places in New Mexico?

The Land of Enchantment is full of enchanting places to see. If you’re looking for natural beauty, visit Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, with towering rocks in vibrant colors of red and yellow that inspired artist George O’Keeffe, who lived in the area. The Bisti Badlands of San Juan County has wowed thousands of visitors with the colorful, unusually shaped geological structures. And you can’t get much more jaw-dropping than huge expanses of white gypsum sands in the White Sands National Monument in Dona Ana, New Mexico.

Address: 3453 NM-14, Los Cerrillos, NM 87010, USA