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“what an educational and historic place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
575 522 4100
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Las Cruces
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“what an educational and historic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you want to sample an experience what life was like on the good old American farm this is your place. No theme park here, you can enjoy an included guided golf cart ride around the working museum/farm and see real farm animals. Young children will really love the place and so will most everyone else.

Visited March 2014
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A fun way it spend a morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I recently took my three children (whom I homeschool, ages 10, 8, and 6) on a self-guided tour of the facilities. There's a lot of ground to cover, but we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

We divided our time pretty evenly between the outdoor exhibits (farm equipment, animals, dairy exhibit) as well as the indoor exhibits. This isn't a super "hands on" museum for children, but thankfully our kids made do with the corn meal grinding, puzzles that work by "fitting pieces together" mimicking a quilt square, cow milking and a fun hands on mercantile play area in the gift shop.

The museum is very well maintained and offers as little or as much walking, reading, and learning as you would like. I highly recommend visiting this museum. It was a quick drive over from El Paso.

Visited February 2014
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Chanute, Kansas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I had about 90 minutes to kill when I drove by this museum. I did not have time to look at the livestock or outdoor exhibits, but being a Kansas girl familiar with farms, I figured that was OK to skip. Inside, I found an extremely interesting exhibit on Canada Alamosa (I can't get the n in Canada to have the correct symbol - sorry!). It was fascinating to learn about the peoples who had lived there and their lifestyles. The quilt exhibit was beautiful, but I wish it had more information about quilts rather than just a brief blurb about the ones on display. One of the most interesting exhibits was the gallery with pictures from Pie Town, NM, taken by R. Lee. The pictures were outstanding, but the commentary was very interesting. The gift shop is very nice.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Enjoyable afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The museum and farm are excellent. The displays are wonderfully done and the outdoor space shows a superior dedication to quality. The docents are excellent!

Visited February 2014
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We very much enjoyed the history presented. The explanation of early agriculture in this region of the country was very interesting.

Visited February 2014
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