#24 Hermit’s Peak, Las Vegas, NM

If you love to hike and aren’t scared of heights, Hermit’s Peak might be the perfect day trip for you. Named for the Italian religious recluse Giovanni Maria de Agostini…

#7 Las Vegas, NM, Harvey House Story

Along Railroad Avenue in Las Vegas stands a monument to the extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit that built Las Vegas and the whole of the Southwest. It’s the the La Castañeda Hotel,…

#110 Red Dawn Movie Las Vegas Film Locations

Reason #110 to visit Las Vegas, NM. Red Dawn, the 1984 apocalyptic cult classic was filmed almost entirely in Las Vegas. The Welcome to Calumet (Colorado) sign still stands at the corner…

#9 Montezuma Hot Springs

Six miles northwest of Las Vegas, the warm, healing, mineral-charged pools of Montezuma Hot Springs are one of Mother Nature’s myriad blessings found in Northern New Mexico. Centuries ago native…

#19 Storrie Lake State Park

Storrie Lake is a local treasure for hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, windsurfing or just relaxing in a wonderful world of colors and warm summer breezes. Located just 4 miles…

#106 A Tribute to 550 Local Musicians

Thanks For The Melodies…Honoring The Musicians of Las Vegas, New Mexico Thank you for the music you brought into our lives. That’s pretty much the idea at the center of…

#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…

#91 Railroad Avenue Las Vegas, NM, Historic District

District Three — Railroad Avenue, Lincoln Park & Douglas-Sixth Street Historic Districts: As the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (AT&SF) Railroad steamed into Las Vegas on July 4, 1879, hundreds…

#20 Fort Union National Monument

150 Years Back In Time, Just 30 Miles Up The Road Ready for a little time travel? Fort Union is an historic treasure, especially for Civil War buffs, history enthusiasts,…