11 Strange Spots In New Mexico That Will Make You Stop And Look Twice
Are you a fan of all things weird and kooky? Well, if you know where to look, the Land of Enchantment is packed with strange attractions, bizarre architecture, and roadside oddities. So, if you’d like an adventure that’s a little out of the ordinary, check out these weird places in New Mexico:
What are your favorite weird places in New Mexico?
For more oddities in the Land of Enchantment, check out this past article.
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Weird Places In New Mexico
What are the most unique attractions in New Mexico?
There are many strange things to see in New Mexico - you never know exactly what you'll find around this state. Many people know rattlesnakes are one of the desert dwellers here, but did you know that the American International Rattlesnake Museum is in New Mexico? You can learn about all things snake and see a variety of live rattlesnakes there if that sounds like a fun outing for you. There is also a Classical Gas Museum that has a variety of vintage gas pumps, signs, and more, just sitting out near Embudo, New Mexico. Needless to say, there are some very quirky and unusual museums and attractions here.
What are the best manmade attractions in New Mexico?
The roadside attractions of New Mexico are sure to turn heads. There's a giant roadrunner statue hanging out near Las Cruces. Don't worry - the 40-foot long structure won't dart in front of your car. The entire town of Roswell could be considered one giant roadside attraction to some. You can walk all around town and see all sorts of extraterrestrial-themed things. It just oozes with kitsch in an endearing sort of way. If you enjoy that and the old west combined, try a visit to Tinkertown in Sandia Park, New Mexico. Even if you've been there before, you're sure to notice something new in each visit due to the sheer amount of stuff in one spot.
What are the weirdest places in New Mexico?
Add these quirky places in New Mexico to your travel list if you want to go experience some things that are a little bit different than most. For an entirely natural yet otherworldly place, visit the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. These badlands are like something from another planet, with colorful stripes, unique formations, and plenty of room to explore. Here's a place that isn't natural but uses nature to create something weirdly unique. The Lightning Field, located near Quemado, New Mexico, is an art installation that consists of 400 tall steel poles across a huge field. Even without lightning, it's still interesting to look at and walk through.