Top 12 Las Cruces New Mexico Attractions and Things to Do Around NM

Top 12 Las Cruces New Mexico Attractions and Things to Do Around NM

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3 Popular Attractions In New Mexico

  • White Sands National Monument: National monument located in southern New Mexico.
  • New Mexico Facts:

    • New Mexico is home of Philmont Scout Ranch located in Cimarron.
    • The largest fire in the state’s history was ignited on May 4, 2000 in the National Park Service’s Bandelier National Monument, when a controlled burn meant to clear away dry brush and prevent future wild fires leaped out of control due to high winds. 25,000 people, including all the residents of Los Alamos, were forced to evacuate their homes.
    • Since New Mexico’s climate is so dry 3/4 of the roads are left unpaved. The roads don’t wash away.
    • The Wilderness Act was born here.
    New Mexico
    Nuevo México(Spanish)
    Yootó Hahoodzo(Navajo)
    State of New Mexico
    Nickname(s):

    The Land of Enchantment
    Motto(s):

    Crescit eundo (English: It grows as it goes)
    Anthem:O Fair New Mexico” and “Así Es Nuevo México

    Map of the United States with New Mexico highlighted

    Map of the United States with New Mexico highlighted
    Country United States
    Before statehood Nuevo México (1598–1848)
    New Mexico Territory (1850–1912)
    Admitted to the Union January 6, 1912 (47th)
    Capital Santa Fe
    Largest city Albuquerque
    Largest metro and urban areas Albuquerque
    Government

    Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
    Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales (D)
    Legislature New Mexico Legislature
    Upper house Senate
    Lower house House of Representatives
    Judiciary New Mexico Supreme Court
    U.S. senators
    U.S. House delegation

    (list)

    Area

    •Total 121,591[1]sqmi (314,918km2)
    •Land 121,298[1]sqmi (314,161km2)
    •Water 292[1]sqmi (757km2) 0.24%
    •Rank 5th
    Dimensions

    •Length 371mi (596km)
    •Width 344mi (552km)
    Elevation

    5,701ft (1,741m)
    Highestelevation

    13,161ft (4,011.4m)
    Lowestelevation

    (Red Bluff Reservoir on Texas border[3][4])
    2,845ft (868m)
    Population

    (2020)
    •Total 2,117,522
    •Rank 36th
    •Density 17.2/sqmi (6.62/km2)
    •Rank 45th
    Median household income

    $51,945
    •Income rank

    45th
    Demonym(s) New Mexican (Spanish: Neomexicano, Neomejicano, Nuevo Mexicano)[5]
    Language

    Official language None
    Spoken language English, Spanish, Navajo, Keres, Zuni[6]
    Time zones
    entire state (legally) UTC−07:00 (Mountain)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
    Nara Visa (informally) UTC−06:00 (Central)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
    USPS abbreviation
    NM
    ISO 3166 code US-NM
    Traditional abbreviation N.M., N.Mex.
    Latitude 31°20′ N to 37°N
    Longitude 103° W to 109°3′ W
    Website www.newmexico.gov

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    I love Las Cruces, New Mexico. I have traveled the in and around the city and here is my compilation of the top 12 Las Cruces New Mexico attractions and Things to do. #LasCrucesNM #NewMexico

    1. White Sands National Monument
    2. White Sands Missile Range Museum and Park
    3. Smithsonian-Affiliated Museums
    4. Renaissance Arts Faire
    5. Dripping Springs Natural Area
    6. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
    7. Zuhl Museum at New Mexico State University
    8. Mesilla, New Mexico
    9. Giant Roadrunner Sculpture
    10. Space Murals Museum
    11. Las Cruces Veterans Memorial Park
    12. New Mexico State University

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    12 thoughts on “Top 12 Las Cruces New Mexico Attractions and Things to Do Around NM

    1. Beautiful place. Murag hilomon sad ang lugar ug masnindot comparing sa lain na cities. Nakaadto nka sa Alamogordo?

    2. Any local tour package for visitors to see places in & around Lascruces with in 12 hours time ( Daytime 6 am to 6 pm) kindly suggest . I have been keeping in doors due to covid ! A foriegn guest .

    3. 12 things not to do in Las Cruces because it is the worst place to live in the state the highest in welfare and school drop outs and people go live in El Paso it's better and you'll make more money if you are going to open a business there

    4. Great place to visit. Been there several times and on Rt 25 too. I -10 is not bad to travel there. I have done it. Thanks for showing this. Love this town.

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