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The Laguna Pueblo Region makes up the majority of west-central New Mexico, extending to the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the latter of which is the state's capital. One of the most noticeable attractions within the area is the Old Town Albuquerque, where tourists and residents can experience both the Native American and Spanish cultures that have resided in that area for nearly 300 years. Other activities include Cliff's Amusement Park, which offers a variety of rides to guests along with an attached water park. The two most populated cities within the destination are Albuquerque and Santa Fe, with some other cities within the boundaries, including the cities of Los Alamos, Cuervo, and Carrizozo, NM. The Laguna Pueblo, a federally recognized tribe of Native American Pueblo people, is also found in the region. Diversity, with a strong heritage tie-in with not only the Native Americans but also the Spanish, is noted as the central point for what the Laguna Pueblo Region is known for. The city of Santa Fe is specifically known for its art and culture and is seen as one of the United States' largest art markets.
Albuquerque is known for its New Mexico cuisine, as well as being an outlet for the science, medicine, technology, commerce, education, entertainment, and culture industries. New Mexico's climate includes hot and dry summers, with the geography including desert and mountains. Albuquerque and Santa Fe bring in a modernized geography, with buildings and structures filling each city's boundaries.
Nearly 10 million people visit the Laguna Pueblo Region annually, and although international travel occurs at times, the main travelers come from within the United States. The peak travel season is listed as June through August, where the weather is listed as hot and dry. People visit the area based on the Native American and Spanish heritage present in the area. Besides the heritage, the art scene is listed as a popular destination point for guests, with several museums such as the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum located within driving distance in the territory. The New Mexican cuisine is a popular taste in food, with the city of Albuquerque listed as one of the leading outlets for that type of food.
A popular attraction point in the destination is the Old Town Albuquerque, a nearly 300-year-old area that showcases the Native American and Spanish history that has occurred there. Within the Old Town Albuquerque there are approximately ten blocks of historic adobe buildings, with a block referring to a city block, which is estimated at being one-eighth of a mile. Restaurants, art galleries, shops, and more reside within the Old Town Albuquerque, providing entertainment and consumption for tourists and residents in the area.
The Spanish artwork is showcased in the attraction through over 100 various shops displaying jewelry, sculptures, paintings, weavings, and pottery. Several museums, namely the Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico Museum of National History and Science, and Explora Science Center, and Children's Museum, are all within driving distance to the east of the attraction.
The Laguna Pueblo Region includes sections from the top-half of New Mexico, with the city of Albuquerque located within it, as well as the state's capital Santa Fe. Los Alamos, NM is considered the northern border of the territory, with the destination boundaries ending right at the city lines. The eastern boundaries reach out to the city of Cuervo, where they land at the city line. Carrizozo, NM, is within five miles of the southern border of the destination, with Laguna Pueblo making up the western boundary. The overall geography is desert, with mountains surrounding the land. Within the populated cities, such as Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the area includes a modernized geography, with buildings and structures surrounding those sections of land.
The average temperature in the region is 72 degrees Fahrenheit, with the peak travel listed as June through August. The weather during the peak travel is listed as hot and dry, with the offseason, December through February, listed as cool. On average, the destination receives 27 days of precipitation per year, with the highest occurring during the month of July, which has five days. During the peak travel season, the weather averages 91 degrees Fahrenheit, with the offseason at a cooler temperature of 51 degrees Fahrenheit. Animals that are local to the area of Laguna Pueblo are elk, deer, and antelopes. In addition to those, white-tailed rabbits, gray squirrels, gray foxes, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and bobcats are often seen in the area. Birds within the area include the American goldfinch and crow, chipping sparrow, cactus wren, hummingbird, great blue heron, and the common raven. Plants often found in the surrounding locations include Juniper, Cottonwood, Douglas fir, Russian Olive, Blue Spruce, Ponderosa Pines, as well as lower growing plants that include Russian Thistle, Sagebrush, and Prickly Pear Cactus.
The Laguna Pueblo refers to the federally recognized tribe of Native American Pueblo people located within the west-central portion of New Mexico. These tribes have lived in the surrounding area since 6500 B.C., according to Laguna oral history.
Laguna is Spanish for "small lake," in reference to the lake that is found within the reservation. The Laguna Pueblo lies within four counties of New Mexico: Cibola, Sandoval, Valencia, and Bernalillo. The pueblo has six communities within it, namely Encinal, Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Paraje, and Seama. With all of the surrounding cultures, the top ethnic groups within the destination are White(Hispanic), White(Non-Hispanic), Other(Hispanic), American Indian and Alaskan Native, and Asian. The region's overall population exceeds nearly two million residents, with the most populated areas consisting of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, which have 560,000 and 84,000 people, respectively.
The University of New Mexico, St. John's College, Central New Mexico Community College, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design are the top universities within the area. Kirtland Air Force Base, University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Public Schools are the top employers within the populated areas. Religion in the area includes Christianity as the leading religion, with Judaism and Islam included as other major religions found in the surrounding area.
Located in Bernalillo, New Mexico, Coronado Campground is an RV park that offers camping spots with sheltered structures between each site, which were built to provide privacy for guests. The RV section is open year-round, but the tent camping area closes from November 1st to March 1st. The park is known by many for its central location between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, facilitating access to both cities. Phil, the park director, says that "people come from all over the world to enjoy the surrounding attractions," such as the International Balloon Fiesta, hiking, kayaking, and visiting museums. The park strives to offer a clean and safe environment for visitors, and the staff makes an effort to be friendly and helpful. Policies, such as a speed limit of 10 miles per hour and quiet time from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., are in place to ensure patron's safety and comfort....Read More
Clines Corner Travel Center
Clines Corners Travel Center is located in Clines Corner, New Mexico. The travel center is the only major business in the city, so the name of the establishment and the city can be used interchangeably in most instances. Clines Corners is a relatively convenient stop for travelers on Interstate 40. Guests can find a variety of food, supplies, and fuel for their vehicles. Additionally, there are 36 RV sites on the premises. Clines Corners became a convenience stop back in 1934. Roy E. Cline had the idea to create a place for travelers to stop. Since then, Clines Corners has continued with its dedicated customer service in helping travelers along their road trips. Clines Corners is a desert climate and has warm summers and mild winters. The temperature rarely gets above 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer or under 51 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter....Read More
Corazon RV Park is located in Belen, New Mexico. Belen is right next to Interstate 25, making it a central spot in New Mexico, where travelers will often stop for outdoor adventures, day trips, or local events. The city is twenty-five minutes south of Albuquerque. Belen is nicknamed "The Hub City'' for its central location. The city is known for its culture and history; visitors often pass through the city and stop to explore its preserved buildings and historical artifact museums. Belen has a population of seven thousand residents and sustains warm weather six months out of the year. New Mexico is primarily a desert landscape; there are hundreds of miles of rocky desert, sand dunes, and eroded cliffs throughout the state. Although the area is mostly desert, there are some large lakes and rivers near the Corazon RV Park. Along with these waterways, there are hundreds of hiking trails and scenic driveways for visitors to utilize. Corazon RV Park is in a relatively private section of Belen. The property is completely graveled with stone wall fencing. Some trees border the property, and mountain ranges can be seen in all directions around the Corazon RV Park....Read More
The Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel is located near Bosque, New Mexico, and includes a total of fifteen acres of land. There are 35 RV sites available for guests to stay in, as well as fifteen horse stalls should they wish to lodge their horses there. The property also has a main building with a store, bathrooms, and shower and laundry facilities. Robert, the owner of the RV park, says that their busiest seasons generally occur between April and May, because of the region’s generally moderate temperatures around that time, as well as between October and November due to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta involves over 700 hot air balloons taking off at one end of the city and sailing across to the other, which has made it a popular event for photographers and videographers. The park also hosts an event for the Fourth of July each year, with plans to host more in the future as the park continues to grow....Read More