The One New Mexico Attraction That’s In The Middle Of Nowhere But So Worth The Journey

Your destination looms on the horizon, its height sharply contrasting with the flat expanse of the Plains of San Agustin. Its elaborate technology looks totally out of place surrounded by open, uninhabited land. No one stumbles upon the Very Large Array by accident. It’s literally in the middle of nowhere, located between the small towns of Magdalena and Datil. The closest town you’re likely to have heard of is Socorro, 50 miles to the east.

Learn more at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory website.

Although the VLA is in the middle of nowhere, you can still find amenities in the area. Check out the Eagle Guest Ranch in Datil (at the intersection of Highway 60 and State Road 12) for a steak the size of your head. There are plenty of excellent dining options in Socorro as well.

Have you visited this awe-inspiring spot?

Sometimes New Mexico’s best-kept secrets are hiding in remote places. Check out a winery in the middle of nowhere and a restaurant you’re unlikely to discover by accident.


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