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New Mexico’s Science Sites & Museums

Land of Enchantment? Try land of dinosaurs, space, UFOs, and overall, science.

In New Mexico, nerds can see what Richard Feynman was up to during WWII in Los Alamos, release their inner Ross Gellar amongst dinosaur exhibits in Tucumcari, and catch a peek at the elusive Area 51. Get out your PalmPilot, because here’s your itinerary:

1. International UFO Museum

When some think New Mexico, they think the mysteries behind Roswell and maybe that one –­ or 100 – X-Files episode. Get your questions answered at the International UFO Museum & Research Center – showcasing everything from abductions, crop circles, and government cover-ups to summer’s annual UFO Festival.

2. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Slip into the Twilight Zone in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city and home to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Explore the nuclear through 13 permanent exhibits – including Little Al's Lab for you Einstein fans.

3. Bradbury Science Museum

Home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Bradbury Science Museum is set in downtown Los Alamos in northern New Mexico. Cool it sci-fi dweebs, the museum was named for physicist Norris E. Bradbury, and exhibits the Manhattan Project, national nuclear defense, and Richard Feynman’s nanoscale science.

4. New Mexico Museum of Space History

See why Carl Sagan said we’re made of stars at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Located in Alamogordo in southern New Mexico, the museum features the International Space Hall of Fame, the John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, and the Living and Working in Space exhibit.

5. Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

OK you Crighton cronies, hop on Interstate 40 and head for Tucumcari – home to the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum & Natural Science Laboratory. Located on the campus of Mesalands Community College, the MDM features a 10,000-square-foot exhibit floor focusing on the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods – plus a pretty cool paleontology and geology laboratory.

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Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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Best Western Airport Albuquerque InnSuites Hotel & Suites

2400 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque NM 87106-4214
Phone: +1 505-242-7022  |  Fax: (505) 243-0620  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

1015 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque NM 87104-2031
Phone: +1 505-843-9500  |  Fax: (505) 843-9238  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Executive Suites

4630 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque NM 87109-2201
Phone: +1 505-830-0900  |  Fax: (505) 830-4560  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western El Rancho Palacio

2205 N Main Street, Roswell NM 88201-6458
Phone: +1 575-622-2721  |  Fax: (866) 950-2725  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Inn of Santa Fe

3650 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe NM 87507-2909
Phone: +1 505-438-3822  |  Fax: (505) 438-3795  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Discovery Inn

200 E Estrella Avenue, Tucumcari NM 88401-4227
Phone: +1 575-461-4884  |  Fax: (575) 461-2463  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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