- 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.
Dedicated to teaching its visitors about the horrors inflicted upon over 11 million victims, the El Paso Holocaust Museum, is one of only 13 such museums in the U.S. Through personal accounts, artifacts, exhibits, and multi-media presentations, this is worth a visit.
A baseball stadium, Southwest University Park is home to the Pacific Coast League's El Paso Chihuahuas and offers a seating capacity of 7,500. The park provides concessions with food and drinks, party areas, luxury suites and club seating.
Known as 'The Showplace of the Southwest', the Plaza Theatre was opened to the public in 1930. When not being used for a wide-range of entertainment events, tours are available for guests to see the the meticulously renovated venue.
The mission of the Magoffin Home State Historical Park is to preserve the stateâ€™s historic resources for the use of future generations. The site has a courtyard that can be rented for banquets, meetings, and receptions.
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The history of the Transcontinental Railroads is the main focus of the Railroad & Transportation Museum of El Paso. Exhibits display railroads in different time periods and examples of a classic American steam engines.
Rather than a simple outdoor urban park, the Chamizal National Memorial represents the peaceful settlement of the 100 year border dispute in the area. Scheduled activities are held regularly throughout the year, and there is an on-site theater.
While modest in size at only 35-acres, the El Paso Zoo, is big on the quality of its habitats. This zoo features several species on the endangered lists, a relaxing train ride through the Africa exhibit, and an 8-acre children's area.
Interactive play that helps families get closer together is the primary function of Jungle Jaks which features fun obstacle courses, bumper boats, slides, and kiddie rides. Quality foods are available for both adults and children as well.