- TripBuzz found 28 things to do with kids in or near Las Cruces, New Mexico, including 2 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like El Paso and Mesilla.
- From Aguirre Springs National Recreation Area to Corralitos Trail Rides, the Las Cruces area offers 28 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Golf, Hiking Trails and Horseback Riding.
- Next to the largest city in New Mexico, Las Cruces is home to New Mexico State University. Along with college sports and many campus attractions such as a university museum, tourists visiting the city can experience the life of a rancher at the Farm Ranch and Heritage Museum. Other attractions in the area include a railroad museum, art gallery and local farmer's market.
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Las Cruces District Offices, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005 MoreLess Info
Visitors to Aguirre Springs National Recreation Area can enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, picnicking and watching wildlife. It features several miles of trails and the campground includes 57 family sites and two group sites.
Corralitos Trail Rides provides guided horseback riding tours across the working ranch that is spread over 1,000 square miles. Basic riding instructions are given to guests, but guided sessions can be arranged for those who have their own horses.
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1401 E Hadley Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001 MoreLess Info
The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center is a community owned and operated swimming facility. The center has multiple recreation areas for swimmers of all ages and skills, as well as fitness and therapy pools available as well.
Not just for military buffs, the White Sands Missile Range provides a glimpse into an important era in our history. Visitors can see more than 60 rockets on display, take guided tours, and learn about the history of the atomic bomb detonated on the site in 1945.
With a mission to inspire curiosity about the sciences and to promote life-long learning, the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, is well worth visiting. Guests can enjoy Desert Life, Fossil, Light & Space exhibits, and much more.
Located along the Rio Grande River, Leasburg Dam State Park is home to wildlife and allows boating, fishing and swimming. The park also has campsites, 2.25 miles of trails for hiking and biking and sheltered picnic areas.
Close to the town of Mesilla, the Gadsden Museum in Las Cruces displays an array of Wild West memorabilia. The original doors of the jail cell that once housed Billy the Kid and authentic Native American artifacts are on display.
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1600 E Hadley Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001 MoreLess Info
With 30,000 square feet designated for recreational activities, Meerscheidt Recreation Center offers the community fitness amenities like a weight room, ping pong tables, volleyball courts, and more. The center also hosts classes for yoga, pilates, and other fitness activities.