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Old Mesilla Village, Las Cruces

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
A small town of 2,200 people, Old Mesilla Village brings New Mexico history to life. Many current residents are direct descendants of the original settlers, who were a mix of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American. The traditional architecture and adobe-style buildings still line the town's streets. Several families provide guided tours of the town, or you can pick up a brochure at the book center on the Plaza and take a self-guided walking tour of the area. Don't miss the Basilica of San Albino, constructed in 1855 of adobe. The church, which holds services in English and in Spanish, was rebuilt to its current state in 1906. This small town has played a role in many historical events, such as the Gadsden Purchase, the Civil War, and the trial of Billy the Kid--an outlaw of the Old West. Make Old Mesilla Village part of your personalized Las Cruces itinerary using our Las Cruces travel itinerary planner.
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  • We enjoyed the Pecan Festival, live music, and shopping for souvineers. Municipal parking lot was close, convenient, and free. The history of the area and buildings is interesting. 
  • I like the architecture of various buildings. It was amazing to see Adobe buildings that is over 150 years old ; and still in use today . 
  • Friends took us to dinner in the area and we walked the plaza and stores afterwards. Unfortunately some of the stores were closed, but we were able to visit and purchase at a few. There was also a jaz...  read more »
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