NM launches film trails map, webpage

NM looks to moviemaking as tourist draw, unveils new film trails map and webpage

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico tourism officials are hoping the fascination with the big screen and TV series such as "Breaking Bad" will help draw more people to the Land of Enchantment.

The state has unveiled its new Film Trails Map and webpage. The tools will help travelers plan trips based on popular movies and TV series shot in New Mexico.

Some 600 films have been produced in the state over the last century. That includes countless westerns, sci-fi features, "Crazy Heart" and other dramas as well as comedies and the classic "The Grapes of Wrath."

One of the latest is "The Lone Ranger."

Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson says the movie's release next week coincides with a growing interest in film-related tourism and serves as an impetus for the creation of the new map and website.

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