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The City of Las Cruces

Las Cruces is the largest city in Southern New Mexico with a population of just under 100,000. It is the county seat of Dona Ana County and was recently voted a top place to retire. The town boasts several nice museums, a number of hotels and restaurants ranging from the fancy and luxurious to those you want to avoid and has a acmpus of the New Mexico State University. It is located near the borders with Texas and Mexico and is at the intersection of Interstate 10 and 25. The Tularosa Basin, which includes the area where Las Cruces is now located has been occupied since about 9000 to 10,000 BC when hunter gatherers came to the area.

Historic Downtown

The downtown area has a pretty nice plaza and two main historic Districts: Alameda; and Mesquite. Three of the museums are also located in the downtown area, two on the mall and one about 5 blocks away.

Other Attractions

There are two museums on the Univerity Campus (NMSU Museum and the Zuhl Museum); one at the mall (Museum of Natural History); and one on the edge of town (Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum). There is also the historic town of Mesilla on the Western edge of town. The town of Mesilla also include the newest New Mexico State Park Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park which just opened in December 2008.

Please note that the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum restricts any photography for anything other than personal use. I got permission to use these photographs.

"All photographs of the Fram and Ranch Heritage Museum where taken by me and are used with the permission of and courtesy of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum".

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  • In a nutshell:Very nice town in Southern New Mexico
  • Last visit to Las Cruces: Mar 2016
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Love this page! We just recently moved to El Paso and I'm eager to start exploring beyond EP.

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    Jul 10, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    Thanks for the interesting page. Might do a stop here during my southwest trip. Gillybob greetings

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