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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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this is the only reason to stop in Las Vegas N.M. unless you need gas.

Alot smaller than I expected but well worth the stop I thought that it would have a little more Item to look at but what was there was worth the stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Eureka
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Takoma Park, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fun local museum, does a lot to engage the community, interesting Teddy Roosevelt history and the building itself is WPA era.

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tucson az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

we really enjoyed learning the town history. also a great book store near the plaza called "tome on the range". excellent quilting store next door. lots of funky antique stores.

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Eureka
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Alot smaller than I expected but well worth the stop I thought that it would have a little more Item to look at but what was there was worth the stop.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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