Top 10 Things to do In Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Mission Church Old Mesilla

Top Ten Attractions in Las Cruces, NM

  1. Old Mesilla 
Historic Old Mesilla ("Little Tableland”)
    The former territorial capital of present day New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona. Old Mesilla is steeped in the lore of the Old West including Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Geronimo and Victorio. Enjoy the historic plaza and its winding streets of galleries, shops and restaurants.
  2. Farm and Ranch Museum
    The interactive museum brings 3,000 years of living farming and ranching history to New Mexico. Visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock or enjoy several gardens.
  3. Dripping Springs & Agurrie Springs
One of the most scenic areas in southern New Mexico, Aguirre Springs features hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and camping. The Dripping Springs trail leads to the ruins of the old Dripping Springs Resort, a former hotel and sanctuary.
  4. Las Cruces Museum of Art
    Las Cruces Museum of Art features the works of regionally and nationally known artists. Phone: (505)541-2137
  5. University Museum
    Located on the New Mexico State University campus, University Museum displays unique exhibits from around the globe. Phone: (505) 646-3739
  6. Rio Grande Theatre
    This beautiful, historic theater hosts a variety of live performers and theater companies as well as film screenings. Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is proud to support the theater through a cultural community partnership. Phone: (575) 523-6403
  7. Las Cruces Museum of Natural History 
Las Cruces Museum of Natural History is dedicated to broadening people's understanding of natural history, science, and the environment of New Mexico and the Chihuahuan Desert. Phone: (505) 522-3120
  8. Railroad Museum 

    The Railroad Museum exhibits model trains as well as Railroad memorabilia from the station's interesting past. Phone: (505) 647-4480
  9. White Sands Missile Range Museum & Missile Park 

    The White Sands Missile Range Museum displays over 50 rockets and missiles once tested on the missile range. Phone: (505) 678-8824
  10. University Golf Course 
University Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course open to the public year round for your golfing enjoyment. Phone: (575) 646-3219