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Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders Memorial and City Museum

727 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701, Las Vegas, NM
505.426-3205
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Ranked #4 of 6 attractions in Las Vegas
Type: History Museums
Description: Museum houses artifacts from the Spanish-American War.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

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.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,491 reviews 1,491 reviews
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1,395 helpful votes 1,395 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2004

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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