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New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

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Address: 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone Number: 575 522 4100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an excellent museum to spend several hours learning about cowboys, ranches and farms. All family members would enjoy this. Get there in time for the milking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Loveland, Colorado
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Loveland, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum to spend several hours learning about cowboys, ranches and farms. All family members would enjoy this. Get there in time for the milking demonstration.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You will find it here! With interesting exhibits that brings things to life- the live animals are a delight! Friendly staff and a wonderful view of Las Cruces too.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is a must-see if you visit Las Cruces, and really, if you visit anywhere near the city. Every exhibit helps visitors understand a little more about this complex and interesting area of New Mexico. There is a long history to all aspects of farming, ranching and living in this high desert. In addition, there are many hands-on events... More 

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Craig M, Manager at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed the Museum and keep coming back. More 

Co. Westmeath
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a lovely place to be fair but we have alot of pet farms in Ireland and well it was just a little bigger version wiht more USA farm than what we are use to. However the owls are fabulous above the door (watch your clothes) and the staff are lovely too. We had just missed the millking parlour... More 

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This museum was a "must-see" for me and my husband was agreeable. We were warmly welcomed and staff pointed out two very large owls in the entrance rafters. Apparently these two come back to this farm every year to mate and are quite the attraction. We enjoyed all of the displays, informative posters, the farm animals, and a walk into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Call ahead before you go to see about the outdoor exhibits. When we went at 2pm we were the only people there. Nothing to look at outside aside from animals in their pens with signs posted requesting you stay away from the fence and not touch animals. Indoor museum exhibits are nice but once again no one there except in... More 

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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A working farm. see live animals and GREAT historical displays. A very nice store to buy things to make memories with.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Have been multiple times, exhibits change so never the same, well run, good displays, interesting ride seeing the animals, great afternoon to take "kids" (of all ages), definately recommended

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Really neat! This is a great place to visit no matter your age. Farm animals to pet and learn about, great art and historical collections to experience. Perfect place to bring schools and groups to! They provide interpretive tours with docents and staff.

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Scotch Creek, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Interesting, informative and fun. The magnificent museum is attractive, well done, spacious and flows nicely. We enjoyed a display of balloon shooting (marksmanship) on horseback and talking to some of the individual riders. Unfortunately, we were off season so some of the activities mentioned were absent, but my husband especially appreciated the evolution of farm machinery..

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