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Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders Memorial and City Museum

Address: 727 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701, Las Vegas, NM
Phone Number: 505.426-3205
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Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Las Vegas
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum houses artifacts from the Spanish-American War.
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum houses artifacts from the Spanish-American War.

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A small museum with a very small number of artifacts from the Rough Riders who were "recruited" from this area during the Spanish American War. The Rough Riders returned to Las Vegas, NM for many years after the war for a reunion. I was a little disappointed overall in the amount of information about the Rough Riders and Teddi Roosevelt.... More 

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tucson az
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Came to Las Vegas to check out the old Fred Harvey hotel before renovation is started. Really enjoyed this museum. The person on duty was quite helpful and knowledgeable .

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The Villages, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The city of Las Vegas, New Mexico, has many great stories to tell but this museum doesn't do it as well as it should. Yet it is still a good stop while exploring the city. For example, until relatively recently this city was two separate cities which both shared the same name with the better-known city in Nevada. And each... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Small museums with many interesting artifacts and information about the Rough Riders- great for any history buf

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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.

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Los Chavez, New Mexico, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

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

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Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

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 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

It is a free small museum that has some good interruptive displays and articles focusing on the Rough Riders and the Sante Fe Trail.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

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 

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