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Getting There -- From Albuquerque, take I-25 south (2 1/2 hr.). From Las Cruces, take I-25 north (1 1/4 hr.). Though no commercial flight service exists, those who fly themselves may contact the Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport, Old North Hwy. 85 (tel. 575/894-6199).

Visitor Information -- The visitor information center is at the corner of Main (Business Loop 25) and Foch streets in downtown Truth or Consequences. Also there is the Truth or Consequences & Sierra County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 31, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 (tel. 575/894-3536; www.truthorconsequencesnm.net).

City Layout -- This year-round resort town and retirement community of 7,500 is spread along the Rio Grande between the Elephant Butte and Caballo reservoirs, two of the three largest bodies of water in the state. Business Loop 25 branches off from I-25 to wind through the city, splitting into Main Street (one-way west) and South Broadway (one-way east) in the downtown area. Third Avenue connects T or C with the Elephant Butte resort community, 5 miles east.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.