Small museums with many interesting artifacts and information about the Rough Riders- great for any history buf
Lots of small town museums are just collections of Stuff. This one is carefully curated, proving a window into the local history of the Wild West, the railroad, the Santa Fe Trail, Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and the Montzuma Castle.
It was nice for us , My husbands grandfather was a US Marshall and Rough Rider.We wanted to see if there were any photos of him with Teddy Roosevelt
The museum is located in a beautiful old building that is easily accessible. The staff was polite but rather disinterested. I was expecting to see more Teddy Roosevelt information and much more Roughrider/Spanish American War information but was disappointed to find a very small display The few items they did have were displayed nicely, but the name of the museum... More
We drove over to Las Vegas when we staying in Santa Fe last year. This was our first stop when we got there, and was a good choice. It was very interesting to spend some time looking at everything on display, and the ladies working there couldn't have been more pleasant or helpful. As a previous reviewer said there's no... More
It is a free small museum that has some good interruptive displays and articles focusing on the Rough Riders and the Sante Fe Trail.
We stopped by the information center and learned that Las Vegas, New Mexico was more interesting than we had expected. This museum is a great little treasure. It is free and cozy but has some wonderful pieces, both of Teddy Roosevelt and local period pieces. Not only do you learn about what was happening (why we got into the Spanish-American... More
We didn't know much about Rough Riders, but now we know more. It is a nice museum but not much there. I would recommend going. You may also want to find the local rec center - big pool, work out room, basketball court, and pool tables.
This WPA building was built in 1939. The city museum was free and a nice surprise with pictures and artifacts showing the history of the area. We were especially interested in the Santa Fe Trail which went through the city. There are also exhibits about Teddy Roosevelt and the Roughriders who would hold regular get togethers in Las Vegas. Worth... More
Like nearly everything else in this town, it was small and mildly depressing, but if you are a history buff you might like it. Oh, and there was no entry fee, so you can't feel ripped off when you leave. About the only things I liked about the town were Tito's Gallery, which featured local artists as well as Tito's... More
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