"Jumping Around Las Cruces!" Top 5 Page for this destination Las Cruces by jumpingnorman

Las Cruces Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 202 photos

Although it really doesn’t look like it is, Las Cruces is actually the second largest city in New Mexico.

It is the home of the New Mexico State University and boasts of a wonderful backdrop of the Organ Mountains. The New Mexico Farm and Ranch heritage Museum chronicles the 3000 year old history of NM, including life at the Old Mesilla which revolves around a plaza which has no changed much since the old days. The church that you find at the Plaza has recently been honored (Nov 2008) by being given a yellow and orange umbrella made-to-order from Belgium by the Vatican to signify “basilica” status. On Highway 28, take in the scenery and lots of chili and pecan fields.

Old Town Mesilla

150 years ago, this was a major trade center for anyone travelling between San Antonio and the west coast, including the Butterfield Stagecoach. Billy the Kid actually stood trial for murder in a Mesilla courtroom!

  • Last visit to Las Cruces: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated Apr 25, 2009
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    Interesting tips. Lovely blue skies in the photos! Gillybob greetings

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    ~ Hi, Norman! You have paid a visit to a very nice place... Good for you! Please tell your family I said hi...<><>

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    Another Children's Museum? I've always wanted to explore Chihuahua so this museum could be a good introduction to my visit :)

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 6:02 AM

    Another great page Norman....I 'll have Liz read about the Saint...she loves "Saint" stories.....

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    A fabulous find in the mall! A childrens museum no less, that is fantastic!


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