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Las Cruces
With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the mighty Rio Grande to the west, Las Cruces stands as an oasis at the junction of the I-10 and I-25. New Mexico State University makes its home here, among fine art galleries, informative museums, a lively theater scene and high desert terrain. The sun almost always seems to be shining in Las Cruces, which enjoys on average 350 days of clear blue skies per year, making it the perfect base to explore the breathtaking surrounding area.

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New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Owner description: For at least 4,000 years, people have been growing food in this region and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum tells this incredible story through interactive exhibits... more Owner description: For at least 4,000 years, people have been growing food in this region and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum tells this incredible story through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, oral histories, objects, and educational programs. In 2017-18, the Museum is celebrating 20 years of sharing this remarkable story of survival, ingenuity, and hope. It connects generations and weaves together people from various cultures that are uniquely New Mexico. Visitors from around the world have enjoyed the Museum, one of the region’s top attractions. The 47-acre campus in Las Cruces features several barns, animals, a greenhouse, play areas for children, an amphitheater, the Heritage Garden and much more. Permanent and changing exhibits, as well as a theater, library, gift shop, snack bar, and meeting rooms are located in the 100,000-square-feet, ranch-style main building, named after Bruce King, New Mexico’s only three-term governor and rancher. less
Attraction type: Natural History Museums; History Museums
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Dripping Springs Natural Area
Dripping Springs Natural Area
Attraction type: Parks
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Old Mesilla Village
Old Mesilla Village
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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The Zuhl Museum
The Zuhl Museum
Owner description: The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at New Mexico State University showcases thousands of beautiful... more Owner description: The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at New Mexico State University showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. The Zuhl Museum is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to the university and southern New Mexico. New hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and Every Second Saturday of each month 12-4pm. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture
Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La Nueva Casita Cafe
La Nueva Casita Cafe
Ranked #1 of 391 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Caliche's Frozen Custard
Caliche's Frozen Custard
Ranked #2 of 391 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Clair Winery & Bistro
St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Ranked #3 of 391 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
A Bite of Belgium
A Bite of Belgium
Ranked #4 of 391 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Cuisines: American, Belgian, Cafe, European
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Zeffiro's Pizzeria Napoletana
Zeffiro's Pizzeria Napoletana
Ranked #5 of 391 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Super 8 by Wyndham Las Cruces/White Sands Area
2.0 of 5
Super 8 by Wyndham Las Cruces/White Sands Area
$53 - $79
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Las Cruces
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Century 21 Motel
2.0 of 5
Century 21 Motel
$50 - $61
Ranked #26 of 34 Hotels in Las Cruces
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Las Cruces I-10
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Las Cruces I-10
$91 - $120
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Las Cruces
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Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
$101 - $187
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Las Cruces
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Comfort Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites
$79 - $114
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Las Cruces
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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4.0 of 5
Bellagio Villas
$148 - $251
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