Cowboys, Aliens, and Atomic History: Visit New Mexico

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Not many places in the U.S., or in the world, are packed with culture, history, and modern legends, all in a driving distance from each other like New Mexico. Here are a few things you don’t want to miss in the Sunshine State.


New Mexico isn’t lacking cowboy stories, but one of them even has his very own museum. At the Billy The Kid Museum at Fort Sumner you will learn about Billy The Kid, his mischief, and his life story until he was shot dead at Fort Sumner at the age of 21.


Roswell, New Mexico is world-famous for its 1940s UFO sightings and has become a great place to visit for anyone interested in aliens. Do some research about what was seen and where and go visit the sites of a real conspiracy theory. For fans of the fictional TV show, there are a couple of diners in town that will be happy to take you photo sitting in one of their booths!

Atomic History

New Mexico is home to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. While the indoor museum exhibits, teaching the American story of nuclear development, are now closed to visitors, the Heritage Park is open for visitors who want to see historic aircrafts such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the B-47 Stratojet. You can also visit the replica of the Trinity Tower that held the testing of the first atomic bomb in 1945.