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Turning Back the Sun
Dates: December 9, 2017
Address: 12712 State Park Rd., Radium Springs, NM 87045
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $5.00 Day Use Fee

Celebrate Winter Solstice with us at Leasburg Dam State Park and enjoy live demonstration of traditional Pueblo adobe oven bread baking (get to sample it too), Pueblo Indian social dances, during the day. Right before sunset, gather around several warm campfires in an outdoor Amphitheatre and enjoy traditional Coyote/Winter stories from Dine, Apache, Pueblo and Blackfeet Peoples. These stories can only be told during the winter months. ** Get to sample real Buffalo stew and oven baked Pueblo bread and hot chocolate - as long as they last. Immediately after, enjoy the quality night sky of Leasburg Dam State Park and look through several types of telescopes - including our observatory's 16 inch research grade telescope. Several volunteer astronomers from the ASLC-Astronomy Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist and answer questions.  Contact 575-524-4068 for more information.  Regular park entrance fees apply. 

Radium Springs
Turning Back the Sun
  • 12712 State Park Rd.
  • Radium Springs, NM 87045
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  • New Mexico State Parks
  • $5.00 Day Use Fee