- 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.
Mesilla Valley Kitchen 2001 E Lohman Ave, Ste 103, Las Cruces, NM MoreLess Info
Crowd-pleasing New Mexican dishes such as burgers with housemade potato chips, turkey-and-bacon quesadillas, and smothered burritos
A fenced canine recreation facility, Las Cruces Dog Park provides a field composed of dirt and gravel. The park has trees, benches, a sheltered area providing shade and a drinking fountain for both humans and dogs.
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Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005 MoreLess Info
With over four miles of hiking trails, Dipping Springs Natural Area, provides visitors a wide array of picturesque views and photographic opportunities. Throughout the area are picnic sites, numerous wildlife viewing opportunities, and an abundance of spectacular plant life.
Visitors to the campus of New Mexico State University will be surprised at both the quantity and quality of attractions and activities located there. Walk or bike around the campus to see the museums, performing arts center, and aerospace research exhibits.
Originating around 1848, Old Mesilla Village is a historical community in southern New Mexico. Visitors can spend the day walking around the plaza, browsing the shops, enjoying authentic food and wine and learning the history of the village.
Located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Zuhl Museum features 1,800 specimens of fossils, minerals and petrified minerals. Exhibits can be seen at Gardiner Hall and the Zuhl Library on campus as well.
No Strings Theatre Company is a community-focused company that seeks to give exposure to often-neglected works and to local playwrights. They also showcase unusual formats like improv, puppet theater, and performance art shows.
Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is an 18-hole course with a length of more than 7,200 yards. Golfers can enjoy beautiful mountain vistas on every hole, putting and driving range, and enjoy food and drink at the Sunset Grill.
The Red Hawk Golf Club features an 18 hole, 7,110 yard championship golf course designed by architect Ron Fream. The golf club also offers both private and group golf lessons and maintains an in-house restaurant and golf shop.
American Southwest Theater Company offers mix of plays and musicals. They regularly put on two plays each semester. The theater is new as of Fall 2012, and it has orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony seating.