Veterans Memorial Park
Basilica of San Albino, Mesilla, Las...
Historic New York Street
Lots of wines to sample...
Space Murals Museum
Just east of town is the Space Murals Museum. They have a variety of displays about the space program and a water tower with lots of nice murals. There is also a small area for the kids to play. Hours are 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday and 9 AM to 6 PM on Sunday....
FRHM: The Green Bridge
Another item the museum obtained to try and preserve the area history is "The Green Bridge". This is the oldest steel highway bridge in the state and was erected in 1902 near the town of Roswell (that's before the aliens came to visit). Please note that the Farm and Ranch...
FRHM: Dairy Demonstration
I was there at just the right time to watch the milking demonstration in the dairy barn. It began with a film discussing how the dairy industry in New Mexico has grown from a 5 stall barn to the 6th largest operation in the nation. Then they brought in a cow and showed how...
FRHM: Outdoor Displays
In addition to all the indoor displays they have several outdoor displays consisting of buildings set up to resemble a blacksmiths building and others. They also have a large collection of vintage farm and ranch equipment.Please note that the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum...
Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
If you only have time to see one museum while visiting Las Cruces, I would recommend the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum on the eastern edge of town. In addition to the expected displays relating to the history of farming and ranching in New Mexico they also have displays...
FRHM: Indoor Displays
In all the rooms of the indoor displays I think my favorite was the one showing the history of the area from pre-history to the present. They had a very nice replica of an ancient Pit House and a nice mural (that unfortunately is not in chronological order).Please note that...
They have not forgotten that lots of people travel with children and they have a play area for them.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...
The second park is Airborne Park honoring the US Paratroopers. There is a monument set up to honor the men who joined the paratroopers from one neighborhood in Alamogordo. It is believed to be the highest concentration of paratroopers in the nation.
In addition to the nice museums; the historic districts; and the zoo; there are two parks of note in Alamogordo. Both are located at the corner of 10th Street and White Sands Boulevard which is the main intersection in town. The first one is Founder's Park. This park...
Just a short block or two from Historic New York Street is the Flickenger Theater. It is the home of the New Voice Theater, the Alamogordo Music Theater and the Community Tail Gate Concerts. If you find yourself in need of an injection of culture while cruising through...
New York Street
the two blocks of Historic New York Street are just a few blocks away from the zoo. The buildings are now mostly occupied by art and antique shops, gift shops and things like that. Some of the buildings are pretty neat to look at.
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
1 Review and 437 Opinions While on a business trip, I was able to stay in the Las Cruces Hilton, and enjoyed it. I did not...
Dickey's BBQ Pit: Dickey's BBQ Pit Since 1941
Since 1941, Dickey's from Texas has expanded to many states, including Las Cruces, New Mexico where I dined (twice) and the food, friendly staff and great/easily-accessible locations along interstate freeways.Open for lunch and dinner, you can smell the BBQ as soon as you...
Uno Chicago Grill: Gotta love the cold cold beer!
Originally a pizza-themed restaurant, this place has expanded its menu to include a HUGE variety. Whatever I have in mind, I'm always sure to find something not only suitable, but exceptional. Also, big kudos for some of the coldest (and cheapest!) beer in town - Sam Adams...
La Posta de Mesilla: Wow, this ain't TexMex!
The food is spicey so be careful! The resturant is in the 1840's Historic Old Butterfield Stage Building. The lobby has parots and piranhas for you to look at while you wait for a table.
I always oder a margarita and a combination plate. They also have a wonderful soup;...
Cattlemen's: Great Steaks and Seafood
As you may guess from the name, Cattlemen's is not for vegetarians. They offer a variety of steaks, chicken, seafood and some Mexican dishes. The decor is decidedly western with saddles, western paintings, a cutout of John Wayne and even a room with wagons in the back. The...
St. Clair Winery and Bistro: Wine, music & tapas here
St. Clair winery & bistro is both a wine tasting room and great restaurant and I made two stops here during my 51 night roadtrip from Nov. 2012 to Jan. 2013. What a great find.The menu contains everything from appetizers, tapas, sandwiches, paninis , pastas, burgers & other...
Graham's Central Station: Graham's Central Station
After dinner, we headed off for some dancing at a 4 room bar called "Graham's Central Station", which unfortunately had all the music I don't really care for in all four rooms. Country and Western in the main room, hip hop in the next largest room, latino is the smaller...
Cattlemen's: Decent Sports Bar
In addition to a restaurant, Cattlemen's has a small lounge with TV sets showing sports and some tables. They dwere generous enough with the rum for my rum and coke. The clientele seemed to be mostly locals, and it was a little hard to get service.
Casual is the norm.
How to buy your chile=Red or Green
Red chile pods are familiar to most people as riestas, that is sun dried whole pods with the skin on. To cook them you have to crush the pods and use the powder. A better local method, which works on green chile also, is to roast the pod until the skin is blackened and then...
Trinity Site Tour
The Trinity Site is the location where the first atomic bomb was exploded. It is open to the public twice a year. Usually in April and October. Check out the website for more detail.**** This year (2005) it is open an extra day on July 16th because it is the 60th...
Explore Deeper into Las Cruces
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