Day trip: International UFO Museum

Photo courtesy of Rodden’s Inc., for “International UFO Museum and Research Center,” a New Mexico Local Legacies project The International UFO Museum is located at 114 North Main St. in Roswell. International UFO Museum • Location: 114 North Main St. in Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum features exhibits […]

Day trip: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located at 11450 Park Road 5 in Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon State Park • Location: 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Hiking, road biking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, wildlife and wildflower viewing, backpacking, horseback riding and park-provided educational programs and hikes. […]

Day trip: Buddy Holly Center

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Courtesy photo The Buddy Holly Center is located at 1801 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock. Buddy Holly Center • Location: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The center offers interactive and dynamic exhibits and programs on Texas music and contemporary visual arts. The center collects, preserves and presents artifacts, […]

Day trip: Windrush Alpacas open farm day

Courtesy photo Windrush Alpacas is located at 770 Curry Road M in Clovis. Windrush Alpacas open farm day • Location: 770 Curry Road M, Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Guided tours and educational demonstrations of alpacas and alpaca fiber products. Free light refreshments, including special alpaca bean coffee. • What […]

Day trip: Roosevelt County Museum

Courtesy photo The Roosevelt County Museum is located in Portales. Roosevelt County Museum • Location: 1500 South Avenue K in Portales • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Founded in 1940, the Roosevelt County Museum is located on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. All displays have been donated by county residents. […]

Day trip: Amarillo Zoo

Amarillo Zoo • Location: 200 Comanchero Trail in Amarillo • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Find exhibits featuring reptiles, big cats, bison, elk, coyotes, fox and other animal life native to Texas. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices?: $3 adults, 13-61; $2 seniors, 62 […]

Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]

Day trip: Joyland Amusement Park

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Joyland Amusement Park is located in Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, Texas. From I-27, take exit number 4. Enter Mackenzie Park from the North bound access road. Joyland Amusement Park • Location: Located in Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, Texas. From I-27, take exit number 4. Enter Mackenzie Park from the North bound access road. • What […]

Day trip: Monastery of Christ in the Desert

Courtesy photo Monastery of Christ in the Desert is located about 135 miles from the closest major airport in Albuquerque, 75 miles north of Santa Fe, and about 53 miles south of Chama, via U.S. Route 84. Monastery of Christ in the Desert • Location: About 135 miles from the closest major airport in Albuquerque, […]

Day trip: Spring River Zoo

Courtesy photo Spring River Zoo is located at 1306 E. College Blvd. in Roswell. Gabriel Monte Spring River Zoo • Location: 1306 E. College Blvd, Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Native plants and animals and several unique attractions. Thirty-four acres of parkland with five main zoo areas located on the […]

Day trip: Red River Ski Area

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Courtesy photo Red River Ski Area offers 290 acres of area for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Red River Ski Area • Directions: From Albuquerque- Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you’re not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route-NM 599). Take Highway 285/68 through Espanola and the […]

Day trip: Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

Courtesy photo Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway is located near Albuquerque. Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway • Location: From Albuquerque, I-40 East to the Cedar Crest Exit 175, North on N.M. Hwy. 14 to the Crest Scenic Byway 536, then 6 miles to ski area. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Winter […]

Day trip: White Sands National Monument

Courtesy photo White Sands National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. White Sands National Monument • Location: The visitor center is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. Travelers from Carlsbad Caverns […]

Day trip: Tinkertown museum

Tinkertown is located at 121 Sandia Crest Road, Sandia Park, N.M. 87047 Courtesy photo: Tinkertown Tinkertown museum • Location: 121 Sandia Crest Road, Sandia Park, N.M. 87047 • What activities can you enjoy at this location? The museum includes old-fashioned arcade machines, a collection of unusual toys and other items, hand-carved animated miniature exhibits featuring […]

Day trip: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Courtesy photo Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument • Location: Located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque. From Albuquerque: Take the exit for Santo Domingo/Cochiti Lake Recreation Area (Exit 259) off I-25 onto NM 22. Follow the signs on NM 22 to Cochiti Pueblo and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. […]

Day trip: Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater

Gabriel Monte Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater • Location: 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas, 79423 • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Science Spectrum offers 250 hands-on exhibits that show science applied to life. Exhibits include Flight, which shows the science of flight; the Science of Sports, which shows how […]

Day trip: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Gabriel Monte Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum • Location: 2503 4th Avenue Canyon, Texas • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum offers exhibits featuring the historic and cultural heritage of the panhandle. Exhibits include displays featuring the petroleum industry that flourished in the 1920s, the pioneer town with a collection of everyday items […]

Veteran sets out to find family

Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell “Finding Billy” is the novel which documents Diana Thompson Dale’s search for her uncle and the uncovering of his remains. Alisa Boswell While on a trip across the world, Clovis resident John Wangler went to find his second cousin’s World War II grave and found out he wasn’t the only […]

Day trip: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Courtesy photo Gabriel Monte Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum • Location: 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and artistic objects reflecting worldwide achievements in this field. The museum offers interactive and hands-on […]

Day trip: New Mexico Museum of Space History

• Place: New Mexico Museum of Space History • Location: Highway 2001 in Alamogordo. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history and science of space exploration. Exhibits include the ViewSpace Theatre, which is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space […]