#108 The Astronaut Farmer

The Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern and Virginia Madsen, was filmed in several local New Mexico locations. The most notable Las Vegas location is the L’Esperance Dairy…

#37 Fort Union Drive-In

Catch a double feature at our Fort Union Drive-in—moviegoing under the stars, plus modern digital projection of the latest Hollywood hits. The theater was built in 1958, the heyday of…

#100 Dwan Light Sanctuary Public Art Space

Among this area’s many treasures, one jewel shines unlike any other. It’s the Dwan Light Sanctuary, located on the campus of the United World College in Montezuma, NM, just outside…

Where to Stay in Las Vegas, NM

Hotels and Motels: Where to Stay in Las Vegas, NM Whether you are a fan of roadside motels from a by-gone era, or looking for an authentic historic hotel or B&B,…

#73 Giant Cream Puffs Do Exist

Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery and Café 713 Douglas Ave. Las Vegas New Mexico 505-426-1921 Everybody loves it, and everybody goes there. Charlie’s is a casual, colorful local diner in…

#74 Johnson Flynn Heavyweight Boxing Match 1912

Las Vegas, New Mexico, July 4, 1912 When New Mexico became a state in January of 1912, the law prohibiting prizefights changed overnight. Professional boxing was now legal and there…