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Old Mesilla Village

Las Cruces, NM
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Las Cruces
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a low-key fairly quiet plaza in the village that historically preceded Las Cruces. It's a lovely place to walk and visit shops and take pictures of the plaza, the gazebo (still under construction), the church and side streets. It is not a tourist attraction for everyone. The Visitor Center which is nearby on Avenida de Mesilla has excellent... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you are into history or southwestern houses you gotta go there.There is SO MUCH to see . Go on one of the days when the craft show is going on and it is even better.You can spend the day there just totally enjoying the place. Make sure to visit the Billy the Kid gift shop. Check out the whole... More

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OLYMPIA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Decided to stop here on the way to El Paso. I am a history buff and the locals are preserving this little historic area. The shops are fun and I found a perfect gift for my son at the upscale Nambe' store. There is a book store here that I could get lost in for days.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Old Mesilla Plaza is a nice place to stroll, shop, and just hang out. There are several shops to visit, some art galleries, the St. Albino Basilica, and worthy restaurants to try. The atmosphere is old Spanish as you might expect and worth experiencing. You can easily have lunch and spend an afternoon, or make it the afternoon and stay... More

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Rangeley, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We love Mesilla. It feels so good to walk around an historic small town with a plaza and get out of the hubbub of strip malls in Las Cruces and El Paso. It is touristy, but there is still life and community at the center of it.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very nice spot to shop and eat. The store owners were very helpful in learning about Las Cruces. They were so friendly. I nice variety of shops

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Honolulu
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Small village - alright to check out once. Not much there. I wouldn't really go to far out of my way to see it again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We've been here for years so we've seen the progression from quaint traditional to tourist quaint traditional. That's not to say you shouldn't visit at least once, you totally should. It's part historic, part artist community with some schlock thrown in. It has the most photographed gate at Josefina's & that hasn't changed. The traditional adobe houses are for the... More

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Cheesehead on the road
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We spend a lot of time in Mesilla. Love the shops and restaurants and the plaza. They were almost done rebuilding the gazebo when we left.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The plaza is a little smaller than others I've visited (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos). The gazebo is being rebuilt. Typical New Mexican tourist shops. Some have authentic, but pricey, things; others have tourist trap trinkets. The Chocolate Lady was a favorite. There's also a bookstore with a great selection of books including a lot of NM books. It's worth the... More

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