Very Large Array—Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Fans of the movie Contact will recognize the Very Large Array, a massive radio telescope facitilty located  50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. The site is open for self-guided tours from 8:30 am to sunset. On the first Saturday of each month, the facility holds free guided tours at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. No reservations are required for the guided tours, which run 30 minutes.