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When you plan your trip to New Mexico, you can count on plenty of adventures for the entire family. 

You can choose to paddle along a picturesque lake or to negotiate the white waters of a rushing river. Take a ride through the Old West on a historic train. Go camping and get away from it all. Encounter the unknown. Maybe a long afternoon exploring the shops in Santa Fe is more your speed. Or the thrills of the Albuquerque adventure parks. No matter how many years young you might be, New Mexico is all about family fun.

Family Attractions by Region


Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Gallup Art

NORTHWEST

Gallup, Farmington, & Aztec

Northwest New Mexico is full of incredible history, culture, and, of course, adventure. These age-appropriate highlights will help you kickstart your planning across the region. 

Kiddos (5 and Under) 

Big Kids (Ages 6-9) 

Tweens and Teens (10+) 

Fun Events for All Ages 

  • Watch the Nightly Indian Dances for free in the heart of downtown Gallup from Memorial Day to Labor Day 

  • Don’t miss the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in August 

  • Watch as more than 100 colorful hot air balloons fill the sky, backdropped by vibrant red cliffs during the Red Rock Balloon Rally in the winter 


Cerrillos

Man, Woman Boy And Girl Hiking In The Woods

Madrid House with Zebra

NORTH CENTRAL 

Santa Fe, Taos, and Española

Spend your next family vacation backdropped by some of New Mexico’s most famous landscapes! While North Central New Mexico is perhaps most famous for its dramatic scenery, there’s no shortage of fun and adventure to be had here. 

Kiddos (5 and Under) 

Big Kids (Ages 6-9) 

Tweens and Teens (10+) 

  • Ski vacation on your mind? Angel Fire Resort and Red River Ski & Summer Area have play areas and kid-friendly snow activities for older kids and teens to enjoy 

  • Visiting outside of ski season? The region’s ski areas, including Ski Santa Fe and Taos Ski Valley still have family-friendly activities like scenic chairlift rides, hiking, fishing, and even zipline adventures during summer and fall months 

  • Spend the day at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu 

  • Don’t miss an opportunity to hike in the Valles Caldera National Preserve – New Mexico’s very own super volcano 

  • While kids of all ages can hike the main trail at Bandelier National Monument, older kids may enjoy climbing the ladders into the cavates 

  • Let imaginations run wild at Meow Wolf, a one-of-a-kind immersive art experience that’s part mystery narrative, part fun house, part jungle gym, and wholly awesome! 

Fun Events for All Ages 

  • Welcome spring blooms at the annual Taos Lilac Festival 

  • Enjoy art markets and festivals in Santa Fe all summer long 

  • Watch your dooms and glooms burn away during the annual Burning of Zozobra in September 


Dinosaur Sculpture and Child, Clayton NM

NORTHEAST 

Las Vegas, Tucumcari, and Raton

Northeast New Mexico – where the plains meet the mountains. Full of rippling prairies, hidden lakes, tales of the Old West, and, of course, plenty of adventure.  Frontier trails, dinosaurs, and even volcanoes – you'll find it all here. 

Kiddos (5 and Under) 

  • Tucumcari is home to more than 30 picture-perfect murals which will make for perfect photo ops with the little ones 

Big Kids (Ages 6-9) 

  • Visit historic courthouses, watch as cowboy history and outlaw fables come to life, explore poignant ruins and landmarks, camp out under some of the darkest skies in New Mexico, and more using our Frontier Trails & Tracks Itineraries

Tweens and Teens (10+) 

Fun Events for All Ages 

  • Attend a Feast Day hosted by the Pecos National Historical Park in August 

  • Head to Las Vegas in December for some holiday cheer during their annual Electric Light Parade 


Explora Museum for Kids

Explora Museum for Kids with Teacher

CENTRAL 

Albuquerque, Bernalillo, & Los Lunas

Central New Mexico is a cultural hub and outdoor playground for all ages! Central New Mexico is not only home to Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, but also nine Native American communities. 

Kiddos ( 5 and Under) 

  • Cruise down Albuquerque’s unique stretch of Historic Route 66 

Big Kids (Ages 6-9) 

Tweens and Teens (10+) 

Fun Events for All Ages 


Roadrunner Statue in Las Cruces

Ghost Towns, New Mexico Magazine

 

Deming - Travel Planner - Duck Races

Gila Cliff Dwellings

SOUTHWEST  

Silver City, Las Cruces, & Truth or Consequences 

Southwest New Mexico – home of beautiful, rugged wilderness, Old West history, green chile goodness, and the future of space tourism. 

Kiddos ( 5 and Under) 

  • Does your littlest travel companion have a big sweet tooth? Make plans to stop in Pie Town for a slice of mouthwatering pie! It’s definitely a tasty adventure well worth the drive 

  • Get the perfect photo op at the Recycled Roadrunner Statue in Las Cruces 

Big Kids (Ages 6-9) 

Tweens and Teens (10+) 

Fun Events for All Ages 

  • Head to Truth or Consequences in May for their annual Truth or Consequences Fiesta – a celebration of the day the town changed their name on a dare 


Alameda Zoo

UFO aliens

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SOUTHEAST 

Roswell, Alamogordo, & Socorro

Wild West Outlaws, alien invaders, space adventure – you'll find it in Southeast New Mexico

Kiddos (5 and Under) 

Big Kids (Ages 6-9) 

Tweens and Teens (10+) 

Fun Events for All Ages 

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