Las Vegas NM was recently named one of the top seven “Oldest Founded Towns to Visit in New Mexico” by WorldAtlas.

The city, founded in 1862, features a wealth of history, as well as access to the Santa Fe National Forest and a variety of outdoor activities.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition from WorldAtlas, as we know Las Vegas is a hidden gem among history and outdoor lovers,” said Mayor Louie Trujillo. “We invite people to experience northern New Mexico and discover our unique culture, heritage, history and abundant natural landscapes.”

While in town, visitors can enjoy strolling through the Old-Town Historic District and browsing local shops, bookstores, and restaurants. Additionally, outdoor lovers will delight in the plethora of options including camping, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, biking, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and boating.

For history buffs, the stunning traditional northern New Mexico architecture and historic neighborhoods provide an up-close view of centuries past, as will a historic walking tour that guides visitors through historic places and homes. Those longing for nostalgic experiences can plan an evening at the Fort Union Drive-In Theater.

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