Local Attractions

This symposium offers a great opportunity to interact with leading research scientists, engineers, designers, and managers in the laser and beamed energy fields. We invite you to join these great minds and help advance these technologies. Here is a sampling of participants:

Museums

New Mexico Museum of Art

107 West Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-476-5072 
www.nmartmuseum.org/

Located just west of the Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Art (formerly the Museum of Fine Arts) displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O'Keeffe. New exhibitions are always being mounted that cover the works of contemporary artists of all kinds.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM  87505
505-476-1250 
www.miaclab.org/

The outstanding collection showcases classic and contemporary Southwestern Indian paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, basketry and weaving. A permanent exhibition tracing the life of American Indians, "Here Now and Always" was curated in part by Native American elders, scholars and tribal members.

New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-5200
www.nmhistorymuseum.org

The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation's history. We present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences. It serves as a history center for research, education, and lifelong learning, delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of New Mexico's diverse cultures.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-946-1000
www.okeeffemuseum.org/index.html

The Museum is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe, her life, American Modernism, and public engagement.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

750 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-2226
www.spanishcolonialblog.org/

The first U.S. institution devoted to the first truly global culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art opened to the public on Sunday, July 21, 2002. This new institution inaugurated its 12,000 square foot facility in Santa Fe with an exhibition titled Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art,  featuring works drawn entirely from its outstanding permanent collections.

Santa Fe Children's Museum

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM
505-989-8359
www.santafechildrensmuseum.org/

Our mission is to build upon a child's natural sense of joy and discovery by cultivating habits of inquiry in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The museum's informal learning environment fosters interactions among children and families, and encourages active participation in the learning process through interactive exhibitions and programs. As an educational institution, we provide leadership on issues concerning children. Through its exhibits, programs, staffing, and governance, the museum recognizes and reflects our community's economic, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

Cerrillos Hills State Park

37 Main Street
Cerrillos, NM 87010
505-474-0196 
www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/cerrilloshillsstatepark.html

There are 1,100 years of mining history in these hills which can be seen by hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the 5 miles of trail among rolling juniper savanna.  Entry is just $5 per vehicle.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

334 Los Pinos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-471-2261 
www.golondrinas.org/

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum, dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico, opened in 1972. Villagers clothed in the styles of the times show how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico. Special festivals and weekend events offer visitors an in-depth look into the celebrations, music, dance and many other aspects of life in the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods of the Southwest.

Broken Saddle Riding Co.

26 County Road 59A
Cerrillos, NM  87010
505-424-7774 
www.brokensaddle.com/index.html

The Broken Saddle Riding Company offers horsebackriding on well conditioned smooth riding Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Foxtrotters through the beautiful Cerrillos Hills Historic Park (New Mexico State Park). Able riders may trot, canter or gallop. Small group and private rides available. 26 scenic miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. All rides are by appointment.

San Ildefonso Pueblo

Traditional name: Po-who-ge-oweenge  "Where the Water Cuts Through"
Located 23 miles north of Santa Fe on U.S. 84/285 then west on N.M. 502.
505-455-2273 
www.indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/sanildefonso.html

San Ildefonso was home to renowned potter Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian, who developed their famous black-on-black matte pottery, introduced to the world by Maria at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis. Many potters continue to create the black-on-black style and San Ildefonso today remains a major arts community, where visitors can purchase work from artists' homes. Visitors can learn more at the Maria Poveka Martinez Museum and the San Ildefonso Museum.

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa

1297 Bishops Lodge Rd.
Santa Fe, NM  87501 
1-800-732-2240 
www.bishopslodge.com/shanah-spa/index.html

Tucked in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristos, The Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is a pristine high mountain desert retreat where ancient Pueblo healing traditions endure. Experience ShaNah Spa & Wellness Center - honored with Conde Nast Johansens' "Most Outstanding Spa" Award, as the premier facility of its kind in North America.

Places to Eat

Geronimo

724 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-1500 
 chrismharvey.wix.com/geronimo

In its celebrated 21 years, Geronimo has established a reputation as the place to dine in Santa Fe. Tradition and innovation merge at this Canyon Road legend, where simplicity and understatement reign. New Mexico's only Mobil 4 star and AAA 4 diamond rated restaurant.

The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-982-4353 
www.compoundrestaurant.com/

Recognized by Gourmet Magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants and The New York Times as a destination not to be missed. Chef Mark Kiffin's contemporary seasonal American cuisine is paired with professional service in a timeless and elegant adobe building designed by famed architect Alexander Girard. Extensive wine list; Full bar.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-982-3700 
galisteobistro.com/Home_Page.html

Open Wednesday- Sunday, 5p-9p

Owned & operated by chefs Robert & Marge Chickering, Galisteo Bistro features eclectic, innovative international cuisine known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Specialties include Braised Lambshanks, Seafood Pasta Romesco, Chicken Braciole and Crabcakes ala Flamenca, along with an extensive list of tapas, cheese flights and salad courses. Daily specials include fresh fish & seafood, seasonal bistro entrees, and homemade desserts. Whenever possible, ingredients are fresh, local, seasonal and organic.

Jinja Asian Café

North DeVargas Mall Across from Albertson's 510 N. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-4321 
jinjabistro.com/index.shtml

Jinja Asian Cafe is a cozy neighborhood restaurant serving pan-Asian food in an intimate setting for casual dining. Our goal is to offer the best of Southeast Asian cuisines, featuring our favorite dishes from Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. Full gluten-free and vegan menus are available.

Old House Restaurant

309 West San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-995-4530 
www.eldoradohotel.com/old_house_restaurant/

When you dine at the Old House, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant that Zagat honored as New Mexico's best, you know it's going to be a special experience. Enjoy contemporary global cuisine featuring the freshest seasonal and regional ingredients, with Southwestern and Asian influences enhanced by French technique and signature sauces.

Cleopatra Café

418 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-820-7381

Mediterranean Cuisine, specializing in Greek, Egyptian and Lebanese

Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill

301 Jefferson
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-820-2862 
www.bumblebeesbajagrill.com/

"BEST of Santa Fe FIRST Place Winner" BEST FISH TACOS! Baja-style fresh food, including burritos, tacos, fresh salads, fresh desserts and a kids' menu. We're fast, fun, friendly, casual and BEE-licious!

The Pantry Restaurant

1820 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM  87505
505-986-0022
www.pantrysantafe.com/

Santa Fe's Meeting Place Since 1948! Where New Mexican and Traditional American cuisines meet in a family friendly atmosphere.

Marisco’s Costa Azul

2875 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa, Fe  87507
505-473-4594 
www.mariscoscostaazul.com/

Traditional Mexican food for the entire family!! (Great seafood)

Bobcat Bite

420 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Santa Fe, NM  87508
505-983-5319 
bobcatbite.com/

Voted Best Burger and home of the famous Green Chili Cheeseburger. We're even on the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Map! The Bobcat Bite Restaurant has been part of Santa Fe History since 1953. Featured on the Food Network and in numerous books & publications - due to our colorful, comfort food cuisine & history. Check our Menu for steaks, chops, burgers and other hardy fare.  Cash or check- no credit cards accepted.

Cowgirl BBQ

319 S Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM  87501
505-982-2565 
www.cowgirlsantafe.com/menus

Great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. Down home service and generous portions have made the Cowgirl a favorite with visitors and locals. The menu features mesquite-smoked barbeque and regional American specialties, ranging from New Mexican to Tex-Mex to Cajun-Creole and Caribbean.

Realburger

2641 ½ Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM  87505
505-474-7325

In Our Restaurant: We offer Counter Style Service with a feel at home dining area. Our Hometown Cooking comes directly from the Chavez Family Recipe Vault, where we Specialize from the Santa Fe favorite "Original Real Burger" to Northern New Mexican and American Favorites at a Hometown price.

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