Las Cruces attractions

Top Choice National Park in Las Cruces

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

New Mexico's newest national monument consists of several separate components, totaling almost 500,000 acres and all lying within a 50-mile radius of Las Cruces. While much of it is not developed for visitors, the O…
Top Choice Museum in Las Cruces

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

This terrific museum doesn’t just display engaging exhibits on the state’s agricultural history – it's got livestock too. Enclosures on the working farm alongside hold assorted breeds of cattle, along with horses, d…
Top Choice Area in Las Cruces

Mesilla

Dating back 150 years and little changed since, Mesilla is a charming old adobe town. Despite the souvenir shops and tourist-oriented restaurants, its beautiful historic Plaza, 4 miles south of Las Cruces, provides …
University in Las Cruces

New Mexico State University

If you're looking to engage the intellect, the university museums are the obvious choice. While small, the exhibits here are well curated. The Zuhl Museum (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday), in the visitor center, holds …
Museum in Las Cruces

White Sands Missile Test Center Museum

Explore New Mexico's military technology history with a visit to this museum, 25 miles east of Las Cruces along Hwy 70. It represents the heart of the White Sands Missile Range, a major testing site since 1945. Ther…
Museum in Las Cruces

Branigan Cultural Center

Downtown Las Cruces has three tiny museums, all next to each other: the Cultural Center, the Museum of Art, and the Museum of Nature & Science. The Cultural Center has three rotating exhibits, while the other tw…