Known as the old stomping grounds of Billy the Kid, the Southeastern Region of New Mexico boasts some of the warmest weather in the state. A cooler place in the region is Carlsbad Caverns National Park
, where damp caves located 870 feet underground began forming their enthralling stalagmites and stalactites 200 million years ago.
Also located in the region is White Sands National Monument, the world's largest deposit of white gypsum sand dunes. Nearby is Alamogordo, where the Space Center Complex focuses on extraterrestrial and rocketry science. The area around Roswell is famous for an alleged UFO that crashed in 1947 and caused a continuing legend known as the Roswell Incident.