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The Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory consisting of 27 (209 metric ton) moveable antennas. Jodie Foster used it to communicate with aliens in Contact. Visitors welcome!
Terence Hill met Henry Fonda in Mogollon in My Name is Nobody. This ghost town looks almost exactly like it did then. This film was Fonda’s last western.
My Name is Nobody
The town of Truth or Consequences (formerly Hot Springs) got its name from a contest run by the Radio/TV show of the same name. The show’s host, Ralph Edwards, visited the town for Fiesta every year for 50 years after broadcasting the show from the town.
The awesome (and huge) Silver City area copper mines were used for the film North Country starring Charlize Theron.
Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan battled it out on the dry lakebed west of the town in Seraphim Falls.
The WWII era hangars at the Deming Municipal Airport appear in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skpl
Parts of the Clint Eastwood “oater” Hang ‘Em High were shot in Las Cruces. Try Old Mesilla for a taste of Old Mexico.
Hang ‘Em High