Cool and Unusual Things to See in New Mexico

New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern United States full of beautiful landscapes, stunning sites, and unique and unusual attractions. From breathtaking sunsets to mouthwatering cuisine, interesting museums, and fascinating national parks, New Mexico truly is a land of enchantment. When visiting this beautiful state, there are activities for people of all ages and interests. Outlined below are some of the coolest and most unusual attractions you should definitely see while visiting New Mexico. 
 
International UFO Museum and Research Center 
 
Located in Roswell, New Mexico, this museum is truly one of a kind. Whether you are a believer or not, this museum features a plethora of information about the famous “Roswell Incident,” UFOs, crop circles, alleged alien abductions, and aliens themselves. This paranormal mecca is widely considered to be the epicenter of extraterrestrial information. If you want to sate the paranormal curiosity within you, admission to this museum is only $5.00 USD, unless you are military or a first responder. In addition, this museum is also pet friendly and features a UFO themed restaurant across the street. 
 
White Sands National Park 
 
Located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, this national park truly is like no other. With white sand dunes that stretch far past the horizon, this park truly feels like an otherworldly experience. This national park covers an area of 115 square miles in the South-Central part of the state and is the largest pure gypsum dune field in the world. Visitors to this park can drive across the dunes, hike through the park’s nature reserves (featuring native fauna such as the Bleached Earless Lizard, the Kit Fox, and African Oryx), and even rent sleds for an experience like no other, “dune sledding.” 
 
Musical Highway 
 
Musical Highway is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is quite an interesting experience. When driven over at exactly the right speed (45 miles per hour, to be exact), specially engineered rumble strips on the road seem to play “America the Beautiful” by Samuel A. Ward. According to Atlas Obscura, “the “Musical Highway” was installed in 2014 as part of a partnership between the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the National Geographic Channel. It’s designed to encourage drivers on the otherwise unremarkable stretch of the historic road to slow down and adhere to the speed limit.” 
 
Ra Paulette’s Hand-Carved Caves 
 
Located in La Madera, New Mexico, is a site like no other. This psychedelic attraction features 14 different caves carved with designs by New Mexico artist Ra Paulette. This underground fantasy world features carvings ranging from flowers to planets to other abstract work. In addition, no two caves are the same and include features such as skylights and tiny doors. 

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