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Las Vegas, NM


Insider's Guide to 

Las Vegas, New Mexico

There are many reasons to live in or visit Las Vegas and San Miguel County.  

Located in San Miguel County between the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, historic Las Vegas, New Mexico is a hidden gem of a small town with a rich and unusual history, as well as a bright future. Located an hour’s drive north of Santa Fe, Las Vegas offers a unique mixture of old Spanish culture, Wild West history, and a thriving arts and cultural scene.

The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce invites you to come visit our local museums, explore our eclectic architecture, peruse the shops along historic Bridge Street, dine on unique local cuisine, enjoy our great outdoors, engage in our many special events, and view the numerous Hollywood film locations—all under bright, blue New Mexico skies and fresh mountain air.  You will not be disappointed in our authenticity, rich history, and exemplary seasonal weather.

Clean air, outdoor recreation, access to quality health care, availability of education, respect for diversity, charming old-style houses nestled together, with newer neighborhoods where you can find classic modern homes, northern New Mexico architecture, two National Forests within minutes of downtown, and the feeling of small town America with a bit of an edge. Close to Santa Fe and Taos, Las Vegas is the perfect center for an exciting vacation or a great place to call home.  

Friends of the Museum Fundraiser Book of Photos and Text, 163 pages of Las Vegas History 1835 to 1935
Purchase at the Rough Rider Museum, Friends of the Museum, Online here or call us at 505-429-2436

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