Places To Visit
Plenty to do in one of the largest states, 5th, but less populated states, 36th.
Some of the best steep skiing, best snow, and best weather for any ski resort are at Taos Ski Valley.
|Size||121665 square miles|
|Nickname||Land of Enchantment / Tierra del Encanto|
|Motto||Crescit undo – “It grows as it goes”|
|Statehood||January 6, 1912|
|Notes||New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is famous for its beautiful colors, hot air balloons, Hatch green chile, and tri-cultural population. New Mexico makes up one quarter of the four corner states including Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. Even though it is called “New” Mexico, there is a lot of “old” … the Palace of Governors in Santa Fe is the oldest government building in the United States. New Mexico has one of the highest percentage of people with PhDs, a lot of them live in Los Alamos. Would it surprise you to know that Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1975?|