Las Vegas, New Mexico is a fascinating city. Rich with history and culture it was one of the largest cities in the western states in the late 1800s. Being at the apex of the Santa Fe Trail and the railroad, guarded by Fort Union, Las Vegas was busy with commerce, growth and activities to label it “wildest of the wild west”. The architecture of the town places it with one of the most amount of buildings on the national registry of historic buildings in New Mexico and a haven for film studios to film many movies and tv series. With a population of around 13,000 it also serves another 13,000 in the outlying areas. Las Vegas means “The Meadows” and nestles on the edge of the Great Plains and the Sangre de Cristo mountains, giving it a diversity of wilderness areas to explore and is a great example of why New Mexico is labeled “Land of Enchantment”.