Los Lunas, New Mexico

Day Trips
Take advantage of Los Lunas being a nice, quiet spot to spend a night or two.   It's a cool way to see more of the Land of Enchantment.

A trip into Albuquerque presents a great many things to see and do.  Like the Albuquerque Zoo, historic Old Town, Botanical Gardens, Museum of Natural History, or the Aquarium.  In September, the world famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is just 25 minutes away!
*  Did you see the movie Contact?   The
VLA (Very Large Array) radio telescope site is just a little over a two hours away from Los Lunas.  The visitor center is open year-round from 8:30am til sunset.
* Come back to Los Lunas  through
Magdalena and check out the old buildings still around from the gold boom days.
* Gran Quivera, Abo, and Quarai anasazi ruins can all be toured in a day from Los Lunas.   As well as a refreshing stop in scenic Mountainaire, NM.  The
Salinas Mission Pueblos National Monument visitors center in Mountainaire has many artifacts to view and narrated presentations every hour.

Victorian SW Antiques display in Bosque Farms
Numerous antique shops can be found in Valencia County.   Unusual items of interest or treasure can be found by anyone who venture there.
Don't forget!  to bring your camera and plenty of film when you visit Los Lunas.  There are so many photo possibilities to be captured in our beautiful part of the State that you'd hate to miss any opportunity.

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Los Lunas

Tome Hill offers a chance to view ancient petroglyphs and hike up the sacred land for a self guided tour and view of Los Lunas and the Rio Grande River valley.

Valencia County Historical Society Museum, P&M Farm Museum, and The Harvey House in Belen.   A brief 10 minutes south of Los Lunas.

Nearly every weekend finds hot air balloons over the skies of Los Lunas in the cool hours of the morning.  Each March, Los Lunas holds the third largest hot air balloon event in the State.

Local shops to browse and buy Indian pottery, rugs, NM culinary treats (like Piniõn nuts and candies), or other memorabilia to help remember your visit with.

Ancient Mimbreno Pottery

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