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Hilton, Buffalo Thunder Resort
Saturday, September 17th – Thursday, September 22nd
Explore the Past and See the Future in New Mexico
New Mexico is rich in old mining, ranching and railroading towns. The ghosts of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, John Chisum, and even Pancho Villa, all famous (or infamous) figures in New Mexico history, can be felt in many of the towns. New Mexico isn't all about the past. New Mexico continues to be on the leading edge of new science and technology. The state is home to Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, the Very Large Array, and several observatories, and the new Spaceport America visionary project many years in the making.
ARTS HISTORY & CULTURE: From Native American artists who have sustained traditions dating back thousands of years to the artists known for their unique art forms both traditional and contemporary.
CUISINE: No adventure in New Mexico is complete until you have experienced our cuisine. Unlike any other, it is a blend of flavors from Spanish and Native American cultures that has been perfected over the course of 400 years.
NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS: There are dormant volcanoes, ancient lava flows, ice caves, fossil sites, archeological digs, and unique geology just waiting to be explored.
MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES: From dinosaurs to Spanish conquistadors; rocket sleds to ancient pottery; folk art to fine art...the road to understanding and enjoying New Mexico leads through our museums and monuments.
SCENIC BYWAYS: New Mexico is home to 25 magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape. In fact, eight of the 126 America's Byways are right here in our state.
The New Mexico STRIMA hosting team looks forward to seeing you September 17-22, 2022.
Hotel Information: Buffalo Thunder
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Facts about Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Elevation: 7,199 ft.
- Population: 83,299 (2019)
- Weather: High 76 (˚ F) / Low 46 (˚ F) (rains approximately 4 days out of the month).
- Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the US. Established way back in 1607, Santa Fe first became a capital three years later, making it both the oldest capital city in the country and the oldest European settlement west of the Mississippi. It also served as the capital of the Spanish “Kingdom of New Mexico,” the Mexican province of Nuevo Mejico, and as the principal city for the Spanish Empire north of the Rio Grande.
- The landscape is more ski-basin than desert. Contrary to popular belief, Santa Fe isn’t actually high desert — technically, it’s semi-arid steppe (with cold winters!). Even though the city gets 300 days of sunshine, locals get to experience all four seasons. This means you could easily plan multiple trips here throughout the year and visit at the perfect time to bike, hike, camp, climb, and ski, all in turn.
- Santa Fe was the country’s first UNESCO-designated Creative City. In 2005, Santa Fe made US history by becoming a UNESCO Creative City. One in 10 jobs in Santa Fe are connected to the arts, and the city has a vast creative scene spanning several districts and neighborhoods, each bolstered by locals and tourists alike. It would take months to explore it all…but that shouldn’t keep you from trying. Recommendations: Meow Wolf, SITE Santa Fe
- Home to one of the largest art markets in the US. Santa Fe didn’t become an art powerhouse overnight — like most facts about the city, this one has a long backstory. Artists first began to migrate to Santa Fe in the late 1800s, mesmerized by the landscape, the culture, and the adobe architecture. Recommendations: New Mexico Museum of Art, Canyon Road
- In Santa Fe, food is an art form all its own. Santa Fe didn’t become an art powerhouse overnight — like most facts about the city, this one has a long backstory. Artists first began to migrate to Santa Fe in the late 1800s, mesmerized by the landscape, the culture, and the adobe architecture. Recommendations: La Choza, Tia Sophia's
- Summer in Santa Fe = art market season. In addition to the hundreds of art galleries around town, Santa Fe also hosts various art markets. They’re mostly held in the summer and feature a blend of Anglo, Native American, Spanish, and international art. Think of your local farmers market, and then imagine it 10x bigger and creative-ified. Recommendations: Santa Fe International Folk Art, Contemporary Hispanic Market, Traditional Spanish Market
- Considered one of the most romantic cities in the country. Santa Fe regularly rakes in the accolades, and romance is always one of its medals. Artists’ cities tend to have an emotional ambiance to them, and there’s something magical about the meeting of ancient cultures with red-and-green vineyards, hills rolling into mountains, and the golds and tans of adobe-style architecture melting into the warm hues of a Santa Fe sunset. Recommendations: Kakawa Chocolate House, Rio Chama Prime Steakhouse, Ten Thousand Waves