Many people love being able to go to another state or even find new experiences in their home state of New Mexico. The U.S. is vast with so many different environments and cultures, It's only natural to be curious about how others live and their experiences.

But If you're not one for traveling far, there is still A LOT to see and learn about in New Mexico. Even if the state has been your home all of your life.

However, if you want to get a genuine experience of the state, there are several tourist traps you might want to avoid. Unless you're into that kind of thing, that is.

What is a tourist trap?

By the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a tourist trap is defined as, "a place that attracts and exploits tourists." That doesn't sound very nice.

Essentially, tourist traps are created to draw tourists in and sell them goods, souvenirs, and experiences at an inflated cost. Some attractions described as "tourist traps" are worth at least one visit in my opinion, but there are others that I'd probably avoid.

Tourist Traps in New Mexico

In New Mexico, there are many tourist traps that visitors should avoid if they can, according to The Travel. The site also lists good alternatives to each so-called tourist trap if you want to check those out. 

Here are 10 of the main tourist traps in the state:

10 Tourist Traps to Avoid in New Mexico

Are you visiting New Mexico for the first time or simply exploring the state you call home? Either way, you probably will want to avoid thee tourist traps:

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