Albuquerque – Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is located on the Rio Grande and is home to the University of New Mexico. The city was the founding home of Microsoft in 1975.
Santa Fe – Santa Fe is the capital city of New Mexico. Many of the buildings there have maintained the pueblo style of architecture. Santa Fe is known to be home to many artists, and outdoor sculptures can be seen throughout the city.
Las Cruces – Las Cruces is home to New Mexico State University. The city hosts an annual Whole Enchilada Festival, and won the world’s record for the largest flat enchilada in 2004.
Roswell – Roswell is the birthplace of actress Demi Moore and singer John Denver. It is also the site of the famous “UFO” sighting in 1947, and many claim it is still home to alien activity and UFOs today.
Taos – Taos was established as a city in 1934. Taos was once home to many Native Americans, and an Indian tribe gave the town its name. It is also has the homes of Georgia O’Keefe and Kit Carson, which are both tourist attractions.
Portales – Portales is home to Cannon Air Force Base, which is a major contributor of jobs in the region. The city’s downtown area has many Spanish style buildings and is a popular cultural area.
Espanola – Espanola was originally founded by the Spanish. Today, there is an influx of Mexican immigrants who attempt to reside in the town. The city currently has a population of around 9,700.
Truth or Consequences – The city of Truth or Consequences was once called Hot Springs. In 1950, the host of the popular radio show of the same name declared he would host the show from the first city willing to rename itself after the show’s title. Today many New Mexicans come to the city to retire.
Alamogordo – Alamogordo is the burial ground for millions of Atari video games when the company overproduced them in the 1980’s. It is also the burial place for Ham, the first chimp in space. The city is also the location of the first man made nuclear explosion.
Las Vegas – Although it shares the same name as its counterpart in Nevada, Las Vegas is actually a different city in New Mexico with the same name. The city was used in the filming of the popular 1969 movie Easy Rider.
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