3 Unusual and Unique Attractions to Visit in Santa Fe

August 24th, 2016 by

Santa Fe is full of fun and offbeat attractions. Spend the weekend and go on a day trip, or just take a few hours to check out some of these uncommon sights in the area.

1. Loretto Chapel and the Miraculous Staircase

Built in 1878, this chapel had a choir loft 22 feet above the floor of the church with no access to it. One day, a mysterious man arrived and built a beautiful spiral staircase that doesn’t appear to have any support beams but still stands strong today.

2. The Brontosaurus Family

This roadside attraction is off the beaten path, but it makes a fun side trip. Located on Dinosaur Trail in Santa Fe, this life-sized display was created by Larry Wilson in the 1980s. The dinosaurs are made from metal wire covered in polyurethane foam, and there is even a T-Rex busting through the wall of the warehouse across the street from the Brontosaurus trio.

3. George R.R. Martin Funhouse

A 30-foot tall robot, giant tarantula, and a coyote the size of an elephant stand in a parking lot on Rufina Circle in Santa Fe. These are part of the Meow Wolf Arts Complex. It was created by George R.R. Martin as a fun and interactive museum experience where visitors can climb through a fireplace into an alien world, and even get close to the skeletons of prehistoric animals.

These are just a few of the many unusual sights to see in Santa Fe. The area is filled with fun and offbeat attractions for people of all ages to enjoy.

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