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Branigan Cultural Center – Will be closed June 30 through late August, 2014
The Branigan Cultural Center features in-house and traveling exhibitions, regional historical and permanent collections and the work of local and regional artists.
500 N. Water St
Fort Selden State Monument
Fort Selden was built in 1865 by the United States Army to protect the settlers of the Mesilla Valley and was the original home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Today, part of the fort’s adobe brick walls remain along with a visitor center featuring exhibits on frontier and military life. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends.
1280 Ft. Selden Road, Radium Springs NM
This small museum has a bit of history, furniture, art, jewlery, religious artifacts, pictures. While reservations are not required, an advance appointment will insure you will not be disappointed. Tour is 1 1/2 hours, or to your needs.
1875 Boutz Rd.
Las Cruces Museum of Art
The Las Cruces Museum of Art hosts traveling exhibits and features the works of regionally and nationally known artists. The exhibits change several times a year and are often accompanied by lectures and demonstrations.
491 N. Main St.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science
The museum features live animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert, along with hands-on science and natural history exhibits for children. Visiting shows run the gamut from dinosaurs to the solar system.
411 North Main St.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum
The Railroad Museum interprets the railroading history of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley. Housed in a historic Santa Fe depot, displays include railroading tools, railroadiana, and model trains.
351 N. Mesilla St.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
The museum is 47 acres packed with real stories about real people. The interactive museum brings to life the 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. Visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy gardens or watch hands-on exhibits such as blacksmithing, quilting, water dowsing and more. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6TC4DVJCr8
4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
New Mexico State University Museum-Kent Hall
The Museum collections are primarily anthropological with secondary collections in history and the natural sciences. The collections document the cultural diversity of the border in the greater southwest United States and northern Mexico, focusing on the traditions of ongoing historical and prehistoric cultures.
1280 E. University Ave.
Nopalitos Galeria has an interesting combination of history and art.
326 S. Mesquite St.
Organ Mercantile Museum
A museum and gift shop that documents the history of Organ, NM, a small mining town located east of Las Cruces at the base of the Organ Mountains.
16140 Old Organ Main St.
Shalam Colony & Oahspe Museum
The Shalam Colony & Oahspe Mystery Museum is a small museum showcasing the true story of a mysterious manuscript and the first children’s utopia that was created because of it, right here in Las Cruces.
1910 Calle de Parian
Space Murals, Inc. Museum & Gift Shop
The museum features a gigantic water tower mural and museum honoring the space program. There is also an astronaut gallery, space artifacts and gift shop.
12450 E Hwy. 70
The Zuhl Geological Collection at New Mexico State University
The Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals.
775 College Dr.
White Sands Missile Range Museum & Missile Park
The facilities focus on the origin of the U.S. missile and space programs, and the beginning of the nuclear age. The Missile Park features weapons that won the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm.
White Sands Missile Range Museum,White Sands Missile Range