#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,…

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#27 Las Vegas, NM, Film Trail

Once upon a time, one of most famous filmmakers in America’s fledgling movie industry traveled to Las Vegas, New Mexico with cast and crew to shoot ten silent films. The…

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#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…

#40 Easy Rider Film Locations

Easy Rider filmed in Las Vegas, NM The cult classic Easy Rider, lives on in Las Vegas during the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally. Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack…

#28 Ghost Trail

Adventuresome spirits and restless souls — Las Vegas has its share of both. Follow the Ghost Trail to several well-known sites in town where paranormal phenomena have been witnessed. Start…

#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…

#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…

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