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New Mexico State Fair
ABQ Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque Isotopes
Old Town
Old Town Christmas
13 Seance
Dia de Los Muertos
ABQ Halloween 2013
Petroglyph Monument
Rio Grande Zoo
Abuquerque Aquarium
ABQ Botanic Garden
Chinese Culture Center
Sunset Drive-In
Embudo Trail
Sandia Crest
Rail Runner
Santa Fe
Ski Santa Fe
Mt. Taylor
Jemez Mountains
Trinity Site
Very Large Array
Ft Sumner
White Oaks
Capulin Volcano
El Morro Rock
Tome Hill
Punta de Agua
Las Vegas, NM
Santa Rosa
Desert Tortoise
Las Vegas, NM

The Plaza Hotel--built in 1881--anchors the Las Vegas Plaza on the north-west side.  



 Book a Room in historic Las Vegas, NM

The Plaza Hotel appeared in the 1998 movie, John Carpenter's Vampires. 

The lobby of the Plaza Hotel. 

A photograph dating to 1887 showing the Charles Ilfeld Building--into which the Plaza Hotel has now expanded. 


The Charles Ilfeld Company building, next door to the Plaza Hotel and now a part of the hotel.  

A secondary lobby in the Charles Ilfeld Company building; the open door leads into the hotel ballroom. 
The gazebo in the park on the plaza.  

This old bank building, on the corner of Bridge Street and S Gonzales, is now the West Las Vegas School District office. 

Looking down Bridge St. in downtown (which is actually, West Las Vegas).  

Shops on the north side of Bridge St. 

The old Firehouse. 

Shops on the south side of Bridge St.  

A quaint one-screen theater.  One movie, one time. 
The concrete bridge for which Bridge St. is named--crossing the Galinas Creek.  At the time of this photograph (01/18/2010), the bridge was 101 years old. 
The bridge was built in 1909. 

Galinas Creek--which divides Las Vegas into two sections--West Las Vegas and Las Vegas; both have a rivalry with each other like Old Town and New Town in Albuquerque. 

Looking back into downtown from Bridge St. 
The Fort Union Drive-In Theater (closed at the time of this photo, but has since re-opened).  The drive-in is open during the summer.  This photo (and the two below) were taken February 22, 2014. 

The drive-in is in very good condition and clean.  In this view, the screen with the concession stand and projection booth.


 The ticket booth at the entrance.



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