Get Lost In The Past At These 5 New Mexico Old Fashioned Trading Posts
Trading posts in New Mexico have been around longer than we have been a state. Today, amid the touristy roadside attractions, some old-fashioned trading posts still exist. Though they have updated (a bit) with the times, these shops still sell traditional native goods, some even still taking items in trade. Offering a little of everything, authentic trading posts are well worth browsing. You can find work from emerging and established native artists, and treasures from the past.
Ready to visit more trading posts in New Mexico? Head to the Casa Grande Trading Post where you’ll find a museum, a petting zoo, and Cerrillos Turquoise.
Anyone a trading post fan? Which ones are your favorites?
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Trading Posts In New Mexico
Where can I find the best antique shopping in New Mexico?
Antique shopping in New Mexico is like going on a treasure hunt! You never know what you'll find, but you are always guaranteed a great time. Madrid is a tiny town in the Ortiz Mountains that is perfect for a day trip antique expedition. The drive to Madrid along the Turquoise Trail is scenic, with beautiful mountain views. The colorful town is full of trading posts, curio shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Spend the day wandering the shops, searching for the perfect souvenir. If Madrid looks familiar to you, you may have seen it in the movies! Ask the locals to tell you about the moves filmed in town.
Are there any historic places in New Mexico I can visit?
Yes! New Mexico is full of rich history that includes the oldest capital city in the United States (Santa Fe) and a Pueblo city inhabited between 850 and 1250 AD. You can visit historic places in New Mexico wherever you are in the state. Be sure to check out the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, the oldest government building in the country. Or the Acoma Pueblo west of Albuquerque. Have fun learning about the history of the Land of Enchantment!
Where are the best Main Streets in New Mexico?
If you love to spend the day strolling down Main Street, checking out New Mexico trading posts, and enjoying tasty treats, our state has plenty of options. Red River's Main Street has an old-west vibe. Gallup's main drag is the Mother Road, Route 66, which has a vintage feel. Silver City's Bullard Street has interesting architecture. And Albuquerque's Central Avenue is a fun and funky spot. Enjoy your adventures!