El Camino Real Historic Trail Site
Explore the first European road in North America
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El Camino Real Historic Trail Site is a state-of-the-art facility that rises from the wild desert, as different from its environment as from the other New Mexico historic sites. Presenting the history of exchange between Mexico, Europe, and America, this site functions as a conduit for deeper anthropological understanding.
The historic site presents exhibitions about a historic corridor of trade between cultures of ideas, families, materials, philosophies, and faiths. The road originated as a trade route centuries before the Spanish named it El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior, and laid claim to the first European road in America.
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