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Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders Memorial and City Museum

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Address: 727 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701, Las Vegas, NM
Phone Number: 505.426-3205
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Description: Museum houses artifacts from the Spanish-American War.

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For a long time Las Vegas was the most prosperous town in New Mexico. The town's association with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders and the railroad deserved appreciation. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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162 reviews 162 reviews
4 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The exhibits are well done, and the layout lets you understand the history of the area. There are many artifacts relating to the Rough Riders. Staff goes out of their way to answer questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

For a long time Las Vegas was the most prosperous town in New Mexico. The town's association with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders and the railroad deserved appreciation. The town got it a museum that is better than I expected. It's small, but well organized and informative.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If your a small town history lover, this is the place for you! Exhibits cover provide a great overview of the area and knowledgeable,friendly staff. Small but great exhibit on the rough riders of Spanish American war fame. If you like visiting movie/tv fliming sites, they have flyers to show locations of many sites!

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16 reviews 16 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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