Explore beautiful Las Cruces, NM, a city that boasts great museums, art galleries, theaters and scenery. Las Cruces is also known for its culture, historical attractions and authentic Mexican food. Experience true Southwestern culture in this popular tourist destination.
There are many hotels in Las Cruces located close to these top attractions:
There is no better way to start your trip to Las Cruces than with a visit to the Dripping Springs Natural Area. The trail is quite easy, and it takes you through some beautiful desert areas. Along the trail are various sitting areas and a visitor center that provides helpful information.
Next, visit the historic White Sands Missile Range. It is the site of the first ever atomic bomb test in the world. The explosion took place in 1945, and today the site is an important national historical landmark.
If you love museums, you will definitely enjoy the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, with its cattle ranch, picnic areas and interactive exhibitions. Explore the museum yourself or take a guided tour to learn about the state's 3,000-year history of farming and ranching.
Just outside of the city is the old settlement village of Mesilla. This historic village has plenty of charm and great local food. The settlement has a quaint plaza and shops that sell interesting curios and souvenirs.
Las Cruces has a vibrant art and theater community, and the No Strings Theater Company is among the most notable. The quaint, intimate theater is located in the heart of the city and hosts a wide range of plays throughout the year.
Another interesting theater to visit in Las Cruces is the Fountain Theater. It is a classic, old-world theater with plenty of charm. The theater mostly shows rare art-house films and hosts plays and dance companies.
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