The first time some of the places to visit in New Mexico came to my attention was when I saw some paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe. I later learned that New Mexico is oft referred to as the Land of Enchantment and I could see why the Wisconsin-born painter spent so much of her time in the South West. If you want to follow in her footsteps, take a path to these places to visit in New Mexico.
1. Very Large Array National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Located on the plains of San Augustin at 7000’ in elevation, and one of the most interesting, if somewhat unusual, places to visit in New Mexico is the Very Large Array. These 27 huge radio antennas are placed in a Y-formation, and combine electronically into one massive antenna equal to an antenna 22 miles across. This array has helped astronomers make observations about black holes, quasars and cosmic gasses. Guided tours are available the first Saturday of every month.