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Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders Memorial and City Museum

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Address: 727 Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-4559
Phone Number: 505.426-3205
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Museum houses artifacts from the Spanish-American War.

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This small museum packs a lot of interesting history about the town of Las Vegas, New Mexico and Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders within its walls. The displays are varied and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
Susan B
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was only able to stay a short time before they closed, but was thoroughly amazed at the collection of historical items they had on displa.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Las Vegas, New Mexico is a historic jewel that too few people know exists. The Rough Rider Museum is a great place to get an overview for an area that has been an important pivot point in human history since pre-Columbian days.

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Thank Kayt P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This small museum packs a lot of interesting history about the town of Las Vegas, New Mexico and Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders within its walls. The displays are varied and informative and really gives one a feel for what the times were like in years past. From old school desks and a foot operated dentist's drill to the... More 

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Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I had been here many years ago and must say how impressed I am with the new displays. Well laid out and has so much to see. Items old uniforms and dresses and a well stocked little casita. Museum is free and there is a attendant to answer questions.

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denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A small, very interesting museum with information and displays including Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, religious influences in the area, and local color and history. (including a casita!). Overall historical perspective in a concise, limited space. Very worthwhile hour to gain some perspective on the history and influences that go into the making (and decay) of a smaller size American city..

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Hurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This a small local museum. It's not fancy. If you want to learn about a great little town with an interesting history, this is your place. It puts the town in perspective and illuminates many facets of its history that aren't very well known.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

It looks small on the outside but this is a great museum. It covers much of the history and culture of the area. Special attention, exhibits and artifacts for President Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. This is a small town with a lot of history.

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

After lunch at Charlie's Bakery and Café I had just enough time in the schedule to see this attraction. The displays left me wanting more because of the interesting history. Some of the sections are very dated while others have a professional appearance. Unusually strong in the Spanish-American War material, that topic was a highlight. The community deserves an enlarged... More 

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Vallecitos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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