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Southeast, New Mexico

New Mexico's Souteast Region is an excellent destination for Billy the Kid buffs as well as those who want to explore the state's history and scenic beauty. The Kid's grave, next to the Old Fort Sumner Museum, sits down the road from Fort Sumner State Monument and the Bosque Redondo Memorial. Navajo and Apace Indians were confined at this bygone frontier military post during the time of the 1860s Long Walk. To the south of the fort, Billy the Kid and other outlaws fought for the interests of rival cattle barons in the Lincoln County War. Visitors can see the preserved historic district and walk the streets of Lincoln where the Kid escaped from jail, killing two deputies.

Roswell, the site of an event just as wild as those involving Billy the Kid, welcomes guests to its International UFO Museum and Research Center. In 1947 a Roswell rancher found debris the U.S. Air Force's press release later attributed to a "flying saucer" crash. Though the Air Force retracted this release and claimed the debris was from a weather balloon, locals now celebrate the event at an annual UFO Festival.

For underground fun, Carlsbad Caverns National Park offers several tours where visitors can behold chambers full of cave formations, pools and ancient reef fossils. The size of eight football fields, the Big Room, like the rest of the caverns, stays a constant 56 degrees year-round. Above ground, you can enjoy a scenic drive or hike through the backcountry surrounding the caverns.

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New Mexico Museum of Space History

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is one of 15

Alamogordo, NM Museums

Veterans Memorial Park Flyers Association

Model aviation and rocketry, 2 paved runways, C/

Alamogordo, NM Aviation

Shroud Exhibit and Museum (SEAM)

Unique Shroud of Turin interactive exhibit at the White Sands Mall. We offer a back-lit, full-sized (14' x 3.5') picture, the only interactive VP-8 Image Analyzer 3D viewer experience, New Mexico shroud research and other items of interest. SEAM and the VP-8

Alamogordo, NM Museums

Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum

One of the most unique exhibits at the Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum is a 47 Star, US Flag. Presently it is known that there are only two 47

Alamogordo, NM Museums


Old Fort Sumner Museum

Historical items from 1800

Fort Sumner, NM Museums


Fort Sumner State Monument

Site of Navajo and Apache confinement in 1860

Fort Sumner, NM Monuments



Thelma A. Webber Southwest Heritage Room

Prehistoric Indians, early homestead, ranch/oilfield artifacts, more than 40,000

Hobbs, NM Museums

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Zoo, botanical gardens with Chihuan Desert flora /

Carlsbad, NM Zoos

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