New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces

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The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is a 47-acre (190,000 m2) interactive museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that chronicles the state’s 3,000-year history of farming and ranching. The museum is part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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  • I read about this museum in the AAA Tourbook. The AAA gems listed in the tourbooks never disappoint! Seniors pay $4 entrance fee. The museum takes up 47 acres with both indoor and outdoor...  more »
  • We farm and ranch in Oklahoma so this place was tops on our list during our 1 day stop in town. We were simply amazed! The exhibits inside were Smithsonian quality and the live animal areas were...  more »
  • We had a couple of hours between appointments in Las Cruces and found this museum on Trip Advisor. We were very impressed with the interactive displays. 1) The display about the ranchers being...  more »
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  • The renovations they've made to the museum itself are so amazing!! The new exhibits they had when I were interactive and fun. I don't think I've felt this way about a museum since I lived in Colorado. Walking through connected me with the history of the region and I loved how there was a metate that you could grind corn with. Hit close to home.
  • Great experience, the kids loved the animals! Only complaint was that the play area didn't have enough for the little kids 1 to 2 years old. Staff was very helpful and nice and the facility was well kept and up to date.
  • Great place. The exhibits are always great. The animals are fun to watch too. The High Desert gift shop is a great place to browse and buy from trinkets, pistachios to wine.
  • If you know anything about ranching and farming in the Southwest, you may be bored. There are some interesting exhibits, especially inside where they have old items showing how things once worked, like ordering your seed from the local grocer. I think it would be a fun place to take kids. They also have a few pistachio trees, which I found interesting as I'd never seen one before or knew that pistachios came from trees.
  • This place was amazing! So much more than I expected. It was worth the drive from El Paso. I would go again. Staff was extremely friendly and kind. Loved learning here

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