Wildlife Reserve in Las Vegas

Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Five miles southeast of Las Vegas via Hwys 104 and 281, this 14-sq-mile refuge has marshes, woodlands and grasslands to which upwards of 250 bird species have found their way. Visitors can follow an 8-mile drive or …
Park in Las Vegas

Villanueva State Park

This pretty state park, about 35 miles south of Las Vegas via I-25 and Hwy 3, lies in a red rock canyon on the Rio Pecos valley. A small visitor center and self-guided trails explain the area's history: this was onc…
Museum in Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas Museum & Rough Rider Memorial Collection

This small but informative museum chronicles the fabled cavalry unit led by future US president Theodore Roosevelt in the 1898 fight for Cuba. More than one-third of the volunteers came from New Mexico, and the muse…
Historic Site in Las Vegas

Villanueva & San Miguel

Along Hwy 3, the Spanish colonial villages of Villanueva and San Miguel (which has a fine church, built in 1805) stand amid vineyards belonging to the Madison Winery, which has a tasting room.
Museum in Las Vegas

Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center

Enthusiastic local historians curate a collection of old photos and artifacts from Las Vegas' heyday as a rough-and-tumble trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. Guided tours available.
State Park in Las Vegas

Storrie Lake State Park

Just north of Las Vegas is this large lake, a popular destination for windsurfing and fishing. Camping here (tent/RV sites $10/18) is just so-so.
Winery in Las Vegas

Madison Winery

If you're visiting the villages of Villanueva and San Miguel on Hwy 3, stop by the Madison Winery for tastings.