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10 Best Rainy Day Activities in New Mexico!

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New Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. But it's also home to some pretty crazy weather. So what are you supposed to do when your favorite outdoor activity gets rained out? From psychedelic art installations to 1,000-year-old pueblos, here are 10 of our favorite rainy-day activities in New Mexico.

Taos Pueblo, Taos, NM

Taos Pueblo has been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years and still is. It's one of the only living Native American communities that's a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The coolest part? You can spend your rainy day touring the community.

The Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, NM

You can enjoy nature even when it rains. The Big Room is one of the largest parts of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park and has spectacular views with a cover that protects you from the drizzle.

Bill Malone Trading Company, Gallup, NM

Bill Malone Trading Company is excellent for spending a rainy-day shopping trip. With an array of goods, including Navajo weavings and pottery, you'll find the perfect piece for your collection.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Love learning about culture? The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is great for spending a showery day inside. You can observe traditional dances and museum exhibits, shop for authentic Native American art, and sample scrumptious Native-inspired cooking.

Blue Lotus Day Spa & Yoga, Ruidoso, NM

On drizzling days, grab your sweetie and head to Blue Lotus Day Spa & Yoga Studio for a couple's massage. Indulge in a luxurious treatment ritual to detox and de-stress.

Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM

Spend the day at Meow Wolf, where you'll find psychedelic art installations with multimedia elements and a mystifying narrative. By the time you leave, the clouds will have passed and you'll be awestruck!

International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, NM

Space aliens, Area 51, and UFO's. Whether you're a believer or just want out of the rain, The International UFO Museum and Research Center contains a diorama and a film of the "official" autopsy of the alien bodies after the infamous 1947 crash.

Tinkertown Museum, Sandia Park, NM

What's not to love about small, unique museums? Tinkertown Museum is a gallery built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles filled with hand-carved miniatures—perfect for a stormy-day drive.

McGinn's PistachioLand, Alamogordo, NM

PistachioLand is a fun place to visit just off the beaten path, even if you're not looking to see the world's giant pistachio. Instead, we recommend visiting on a rainy day for wine tasting, ice cream, and more.

Hidden Talent Art & Craft Studio, Farmington, NM

Bring your partner, your friends, and a bit of creativity to Hidden Talent Art & Craft Studio. The kiln will fire up any cold, drizzly days.

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