- Our list of the best things to do in Madrid, New Mexico, features the top 48 nearby activities — including 29 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Madrid, NM has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 2 things to do within the city of Madrid, NM , followed by 46 popular activities in nearby cities, including Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Cerrillos, Cochiti Pueblo, Sandia Park, Albuquerque, Cedar Crest, Rio Rancho and Taos
Maggie's Diner' From Wild Hogs Movie Set is located next to the Great Madrid Gift Emporium. It was built by Disney and the set remains available to visitors to take their own pictures and put themselves in the movie.
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17 Waldo Street, Cerrillos, NM 87010 MoreLess Info
Items unique to the region are available at the trading post portion of the Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo. The mining museum focuses on the turquoise mining trade of the past while the petting zoo allows families to interact with llamas, goats, and chickens.
With over 5 miles of nature trails, Cerrillos Hills State Park contains areas for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The park and historic mining site features pit mines, mineshafts, and Native American turquoise mines.
Several horseback riding trips are offered by the Broken Saddle Riding Company, including tours of the La Bajada Overlook, Devil's Canyon, Miner's Trail, and Grand Central Silver Mine. All skill levels of riders are accommodated.
Experience 18th-century ranch life when you visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas, in Santa Fe. Guides are dressed in period clothing as guests explore the living history museum dedicated to promoting the heritage of early New Mexico settlers.
At roughly 10,000 feet heigh, the Sandia Crest Byway allows visitors to take in panoramic views of the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Five life zones are covered on the way up the byway with several climbing switchbacks for a fun drive.