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Old Mesilla Plaza

The plaza area is a low-key, but interesting area -- especially for those who are interested in Old... read more

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Beautiful old church in the middle of town very cute and quaint shopping this town has historical... read more

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Reviewed today

The plaza area is a low-key, but interesting area -- especially for those who are interested in Old West History. It includes the court house where Billy the Kid was convicted (now a gift shop) and a Butterfield Stage stop, and several good restaurants (including...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old church in the middle of town very cute and quaint shopping this town has historical events like where Billy the Kid was tried and convicted for murder before he was transferred to a jail and he escaped

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this walk trough time in a village still very much alive. Pay close attention and capture fantastic architectural shots. The town is small and you can walk basically every square meter in a matter of minutes if you hurry, by why hurry?

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to check out the beautiful and historic (but active) Catholic Church in the square. Del Sol has great prices on gifts and souvenirs. Also check out the historic Fountain Theatre still in operation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michelle m
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Part of the general Las Cruces metro, Mesilla is a separate town that has been designated as an Historic National Landmark.it’s history dates back to at least the 16th century. It officially became a town in 1848 after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. A classic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Old Mesilla has a wide variety of shops featuring jewelry, Native American pottery and blankets, as well as inexpensive souvenirs. I love the old buildings and history. We missed the Sunday market this time due to a music festival, but that is also extremely enjoyable....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lola_hatcher
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Old Mesilla is a sweet little New Mexican town, located next to Las Cruces, NM. It is full of Southwestern charm and has everything you could want to buy, in the center of town, from Native American Pottery, Rugs, to beautiful Southwestern Jewelry. Also, there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Depends on what is going on in plaza as to how much there is to do. Some shops were open earlier when we were there. We found a couple of shops to walk through. Parking a challenge.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Old Mesilla is a gem of a little city adjacent to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The town square and shops provide a plethora of history about this City. Las Posas is a great spot for authentic mexican food.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Margaret G
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Yes, it’s a bit of a tourist trap. But who doesn’t like shopping for and buying local fare in a quaint little Spanish plaza? Great selection of shops, and a beautiful church at one end. Honestly, the prices are not that inflated. Some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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I think if planned around Day of the Dead activities and depending on the children, it could be interesting for youth...
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Yes, it has Mexican food.
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Ching-Pin C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
greyhound station to downtown (5 Replies)
Hello, I am an undergrad studying at the east coast who will do a summer intern in San Diego. I plan to take a 10-day greyhound bus trip to explore the country, with stopovers at St. Louis, Memphis, Dallas, El Paso, Las Cruces and LA. I plan to take the regional transit from El Paso to downtown Las Cruces, but the subsequent trip will depart from the greyhound station 9 miles north of Las Cruces, and I couldn't find a proper way to reach there from downtown. There are several buses running in...More
May 01, 2016|
Response fromSandiaman|
The Greyhound bus terminal is just a mile from downtown Las Cruces. Dona Ana is several miles north of Las Cruces. Check again with Greyhound; the address on Thorpe is the place you want to leave from. There is cab service in Las Cruces; you could use it to go to Old Mesilla, or to numerous hotels near I-10 on the south side of downtown.
Bethany A
Planning a Get-away in March (7 Replies)
My husband and I decided to book a quick trip to Las Cruces in March. We are from Wisconsin and are looking forward to higher temperatures and sunshine! We fly in to El Paso on Wednesday and fly out on Saturday morning. This only leaves us two full days to sightsee. I am hoping to accomplish the following: 1. Stop at the Roadrunner for a quick bit. I imagine this wouldn't take up more than 15-20 minutes, but please correct me if I'm wrong. 2. Check out Old Mesilla Village and Plaza. How...More
February 03, 2017|
Response fromcanbelto|
Dripping Springs and Soledad Canyon are both nice little hikes, but be aware that even as early as March, there's a fair chance they will be not just warm but downright hot in the afternoon. Pick one for a morning hike (Dripping Springs would be my choice), venture back into town for some student-grub lunch near the university, and then head for the farm museum, which you will have passed on the way to Dripping Springs. Coming from a Midwestern farm state (I am a transplanted Midwesterner...More