T or C, New Mexico


Every week, I like to repost something I found that is a particularly interesting view of Hot Springs.  This week, I am posting a few great blogs and video about the town of Truth or Consequences in New Mexico.

The town was originally named Hot Springs, NM, but changed its name in 1950 when the game show Truth or Consequences offered to host the show from the first town to change its name – on April 1st!  For the next 50 years, the radio and TV shows were hosted from T or C during the first week of May every year.

Map of the Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences, NM

Map of the Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences, NM

There were over 40 hot springs resorts in town before WWII and while there are only about 10 active hot springs spas today there is also a renewed interest in the town.  In February 2015, Spaceport America announced that its visitor center will be located in the historic district of Truth or Consequences, NM.  If you want to know more about what’s going on in T or C, click here for the link to Sierra County information.

On Sierra County’s site, there is a regimen for 21 soaks in 21 days – click here to find out more from someone who’s done it!

Riverbend Hot Springs, from Living the Dream  Deferred blog

Riverbend Hot Springs, from Living the Dream Deferred blog

There are a lot of great blog posts on Truth or Consequences, including:

this one from the Blog of Funny Names,

this one from the Gentle Art of Wandering and

this one from Living the Dream Deferred.

 

But so far the best review I have found is this great video on Truth or Consequences from New Mexico True Tourism.  It’s enough to put Truth or Consequences on my bucket list of hot springs to visit.  Take a look and see if it’s a town you’d like to visit.

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