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Interesting Facts about New Mexico

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These interesting facts about New Mexico for kids include a hot air balloon festival, White Sands National Monument, the Yucca plant, and Smokey Bear.

This is part of the 50 states unit study as we travel around America, learning about each state’s history. Check out these Arkansas facts for kids below! Find some fun crafts, activities, and books for each state that will engage kids of all ages.

New Mexico is geographically diverse and filled with plains, canyons, caverns, and mountains. It became the 47th state in 1912 with the capital of Santa Fe. It’s known as The Land of Enchantment and has many cool locations and interesting facts. 

New Mexico State Facts

Fact One: Hot Air Balloon Festival 

Every year in October, Albuquerque hosts the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. 

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Fact Two: White Sands National Monument 

This desert is amazing because it’s filled with white gypsum crystals instead of sand! 

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Fact Three: New Mexico’s State Flower is the Yucca

Yucca leaves are amazingly versatile. You can eat them or use them to make rope, baskets, or even sandals.  

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Fact Four: Smokey Bear became the National Fire Safety Symbol

A little black bear was found trapped in a tree in 1950 and was made the National Fire Safety Symbol as Smokey Bear when his home, Lincoln National Forest, was destroyed by fire in 1963. 

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Fact Five: Native American Pueblos

Pueblos are a style of home for the Pueblo people. You can see these distinct homes all over New Mexico.

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