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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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Museum houses artifacts from the Spanish-American War.

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We have been through Las Vegas numerous times, and we had no idea that the Rough Riders Museum even existed. It is a small museum, but the information in it kept our group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen N
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Wichita, Kansas
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Vallecitos, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had been hoping it would be larger, but it was so dense with intriguing information hat the size was perfect. I have a feeling that the next time I go, I'll see thins I missed the first go around. I had no clue that Las Vegas, NM had such an interesting history. Of course I had heard of the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been through Las Vegas numerous times, and we had no idea that the Rough Riders Museum even existed. It is a small museum, but the information in it kept our group intrigued. We had no idea the part the Rough Riders played in NM history . . . and now we do. Also, there is no fee for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a small city museum that is a great find. First, you have to want to go to Las Vegas, NM, in orde to see it. There isn't much else available in town - there is, however, the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge outside of town, which is the subject of a separate review. Started a number of years... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A delightful find. Wonderful pictures and stories. Great collection of memorabilia from early Las Vegas.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Maybe it was off season but when we stopped for a visit, the museum was cloed. If I remember correctly it is closed Saturdays, Sundays & all City holidays See photo for the only indication we found of its existence.

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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 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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