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Old Mesilla Village

Las Cruces, NM
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
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Oceanside
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a neat little plaza going back 200 years. Shopping and restaurants as well as bed a breakfast. When we drove into the plaza it was like going back in time and entering Mexico.

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed walking around this historic town. There are numerous small shops owned by locals that provide unique shopping opportunities. The town square host many musical groups and has a small seating area. There is a senior center close so many people are sitting outside visiting with the visitors. Great opportunity to hear about the history of the town.

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Atkins, AR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a good time exploring the shops of this area. Quite a few shops with hand crafted items for you to browse through. Enjoyed the free wine and nut samples.

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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you're sick of the crowds (and prices?) at New Mexico's more famous plazas - Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos - Mesilla is a nice change. It's a much smaller and less busy town square, and there are places you can go where you hardly see a soul. The shops around the plaza are varied, although not as much as in... More

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Garland, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I like the stucco buildings and all the history attached to this area. There are so many cute store and places to try wines. A great place to wander.

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Winston-Salem,NC
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208 reviews 208 reviews
55 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Walked arounf one morning while we were ataying in Las Cruces - shops generally closed until 11 AM so time your visit - Wonderful old, closed to Mass, church- great photo op- Not tons to do other than walk, enjoy the hisitoric buildings, cafes and shops but worth a few hours.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

everything from the quaint and historic to the best jewelry and candy you can find anywhere. This sleepy little village is full of surprises.

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San Marcos, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I walked around the area after eating dinner at La Posta (which was wonderful.) We enjoyed the cool evening and liked peeking in shops, wandering around the church in the center of town, and taking pictures. There's not a ton to do here, especially for kids, but it was enjoyable.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My fiancée and myself finally got a 3-day weekend away. Old Mesilla Village was an awesome cultural experience! I bought my fiancée several pieces of jewelry, pottery, and curios. We ate at a cafe, on the patio, listening to live Spanish music by wonderful couple owners! We can't wait to come back!

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoyed touring the beautiful church and stayed for service. Mostly in Spanish but enjoyed it. There was music playing on the small gazebo in the park in courtyard. Enjoyed some of the shops around the square

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