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Trip Planner Mexico  /  Northern Mexico

Northern Mexico

4.4
Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Offering an ultimate frontier-land experience, Northern Mexico encompasses a sprawling desert region stretching along the border with the United States. Often called "Lost Mexico" or "Unknown Mexico" because it remains largely ignored by foreign travelers, this area includes Chihuahua, the country's biggest state and the former stomping ground of Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces. Perhaps the biggest tourist attraction in Northern Mexico, the rugged Copper Canyon is familiar to most movie buffs from numerous Westerns. This giant canyon system, deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon, remains one of the wildest and remotest places in Mexico. Other reasons for taking a trip to Northern Mexico are the region's appealing beaches, colonial-era towns, and diverse wildlife areas. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mexico trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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Places to visit in Northern Mexico

Monterrey Trip planner BEST FOR: Park, Historic Walking Area, Specialty Museum Chihuahua Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Church, History Museum Puerto Penasco Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Beach, Water Body Durango Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Specialty Museum, Religious Site Creel Trip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Nature / Wildlife Tour, Art Museum

Popular things to do in Northern Mexico

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Parque Fundidora ©
Park
Parque Fundidora Monterrey
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Paseo de Santa Lucia ©
Historic Walking Area
Paseo de Santa Lucia Monterrey
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Parque Ecologico Chipinque ©
Park
Parque Ecologico Chipinque Monterrey
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Northern Mexico

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Lake Arareco ©
Water Body
Lake Arareco Creel
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Grutas de Garcia ©
Cave
Grutas de Garcia Monterrey
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cerro de la Campana ©
Mountain
Cerro de la Campana Hermosillo
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cascada Cusarare ©
Waterfall
Cascada Cusarare Copper Canyon
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Northern Mexico

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Museo del Acero Horno 3 ©
Specialty Museum
Museo del Acero Horno 3 Monterrey
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo del Desierto ©
Specialty Museum
Museo del Desierto Saltillo
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
La Rodadora ©
Specialty Museum
La Rodadora Ciudad Juarez
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Museo de Historia Mexicana ©
History Museum
Museo de Historia Mexicana Monterrey
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Northern Mexico

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Gran Plaza o Macroplaza ©
Historic Walking Area
Gran Plaza o Macroplaza Monterrey
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango ©
Religious Site
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango Durango
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Calle Constitucion ©
Historic Walking Area
Calle Constitucion Durango
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo ©
Religious Site
Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo Saltillo
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Northern Mexico

Valley of the Monks ©
Biking Trail
Valley of the Monks Copper Canyon
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sierra Tarahumara ©
Canyon
Sierra Tarahumara Copper Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museo General Francisco Villa ©
Specialty Museum
Museo General Francisco Villa Durango
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Batopilas Canyon
Canyon
Batopilas Canyon Copper Canyon
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Northern Mexico

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Su Casa ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Su Casa Puerto Penasco
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Galerias Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Galerias Mall Hermosillo
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Calzada 401 ©
Shopping Mall
Calzada 401 San Pedro Garza Garcia
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Mermaid's Market ©
Flea Market
Mermaid's Market Puerto Penasco
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min