ICTE Santa Fe -- New Mexico Information

ICTE Santa Fe 1998

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New Mexico -- called the Land of Enchantment – is an experience you won’t soon forget. Delegates who choose to arrive a few days prior to the Conference, or stay a few days after, will have an opportunity to explore and experience this unique and historic Southwestern region. Northern New Mexico – including the upper Rio Grande valley and the Hispanic Highlands – offers many unique historic, recreational, and cultural attractions. A few examples:

Skiing: Snow remains on the surrounding mountain peaks well into May, and the ski season typically extends until Easter each year, offering visitors an opportunity to ski less than an hour’s drive from the Santa Fe Plaza, or in the northern ski areas of Taos and Angel Fire, each approximately a two hour drive from Santa Fe.

Wine country: Sunny days, cool desert nights, and ideal soil make this heart of the oldest wine growing region in the US the home of over two dozen wineries. Plan a wine country tour and tasting. A map of New Mexico wineries is available at most hotels and information centers.

Museums and Galleries: The Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe; the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos; the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology; the Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque – represent just a few of the numerous unique museum attractions for visitors. In addition, Santa Fe, the third largest art market in the US, is home to dozens of galleries featuring native American and southwestern paintings, jewelry, and sculpture.

Historic Places: Acoma – sky city – one of the longest continuously inhabited places in North America; Chaco Canyon where the Anasazi – the Ancient Ones – built a city and lived 2,000 years ago; the Gila Cliff Dwellings; the Bandalier National Monument and Frijoles Canyon, with fascinating pre-Columbian native American ruins; the Santa Fe Plaza and the Palace of the Governors, built in 1609 – just a handful of many historic sites to visit.

Other Opportunities: across the state, other unique attractions include the incomparable Carlsbad Caverns; White Sands National Monument; the Very Large Array radio telescope; Taos Pueblo; the El Morro National Monument with inscriptions from Spanish explorers dating back 400 years; the world’s longest tram ride to the top of Sandia Crest, overlooking Albuquerque at over 10,000 feet – just a few examples of things that visitors can see and do in New Mexico.

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