New Mexico Bucket List

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment.” The state has surreal desert landscapes and breathtaking mountains. 

Rich in history and art, New Mexico has something for everyone, including lots of activities to enjoy with your kids! Below, we will outline 13 fun things to do in New Mexico.

New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is located in Santa Fe. Built in 1917, it is the oldest art museum in the state. It holds more than 20,000 works of American and European art. You will find paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and conceptual works.


Do you like roadside attractions? PistachioLand features an enormous pistachio statue that claims to be home to the world’s largest pistachio. Although touristy, it is an entertaining stop with lots to do. They have a pistachio tree farm, a winery, snacks, and many souvenirs.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is North America’s longest and highest steam railroad. You can board the train in Chama, New Mexico, and enjoy a day trip through the gorgeous Rocky Mountain West.

Wheeler Peak

Are you reaching for new heights? Wheeler Peak is the New Mexico adventure for you. At 13,161 feet above sea level, Wheeler Peak proudly stakes its claim as the highest mountain in New Mexico. The mountain is part of the Sangre de Cristo range near Taos Ski Valley.

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is in northwestern New Mexico between Albuquerque and Farmington. It houses the remnants of what was once the center of an ancient worl

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe is considered one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. The museum honors her legacy as an artist and a human being.

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