Branigan Cultural Center

The Branigan Cultural Center features in-house and traveling exhibitions, regional historical and permanent collections and the work of local and regional artists.

Location: 501 N. Water St. Las Cruces, NM (575) 541-2154

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. (Closed on Tuesdays)

Location: 1280 Ft. Selden Rd. Radium Springs NM (575) 526-8911

Gadsden Museum

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.

Location: 1875 Boutz Rd (575) 526-6293

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.

Location: 491 N. Main St (575) 541-2159

Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science (MoNaS)

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.

Location: 411 N. Main St (575) 522-3120

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