LAS VEGAS AREA
There are many reasons to visit Las Vegas and the surrounding area. Less than an hour from Santa Fe and under two hours from Albuquerque, Las Vegas has more than 900 historic homes and buildings on the National Historic Register. Set in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains, Las Vegas boasted two Harvey Houses in its heyday, the 1882 Montezuma Hotel and the 1898 Castaneda Hotel. Here are a few more attractions to visit while on your stay. The Carnegie Library, Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Storrie Lake State Park, Victory Ranch and Alpaca Farm, Salman Raspberry Ranch and Ranch Store, and don't forget to visit the Fort Union National Monument (about a half-hour north of Las Vegas). Southwest Detours will provide tours to all these locations. Come and stay at the beautiful 1882 Historic Plaza Hotel plazahotellvnm.com. Spend a weekend or spend a week in the "original" Las Vegas, NM !!!
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