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Is New Mexico known for hot air balloon festivals?


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May 12, 2012 8:24PM

Yes, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest

and best known. The early popularity of hot air ballooning

in New Mexico led to many people learning to fly and crew

balloons and the idea of hot air ballooning events spread

around the desert southwest, where cool nights (due to

clear night skies) make for good flying conditions during

most of the year.