Southwestern New Mexico

Branigan Cultural Center - Collections are comprised of historic and cultural art, archival materials, and historic objects. The Cultural Center also plays host to annual artists group exhibits, nationally known traveling exhibits, cultural conferences, and more.

Very Large Array - Visit the largest radio telescope in the world which has 27 movable dish antennas on three 12 to 13-mile-long radial arms. The telescope sits 49 miles west of Socorro.

Deming Luna Mimbres Museum - The goal of the museum is to depict the way people lived in Deming since its inception in 1881. Documenting the life of Deming citizens involves a striking diversity that defies traditional classification. You will just have to visit and see for yourself.

Silver City Museum - Creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the region's unique history.

Las Cruces Museum of Art - The Museum began hosting exhibitions in the year 2000. Featuring contemporary art in over 4000 sq. ft. of gallery space, displays change several times a year and include national, international, juried, traveling, and invitational exhibits.

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site - The Center contains award winning exhibits, interpretive learning center, and artifacts presenting the history and heritage of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro - the Royal Road to the Interior.

Rio Grande Theatre - Discover the rich history of this one-of-a-kind Arts facility, and take a look forward to upcoming events and performances by the best and brightest local and international stars.

Shakespeare Ghost Town - Walk the streets trod by Billy The Kid, John Ringo, Curley Bill, Russian Bill, The Clantons, Jim Hughes and Sandy King. Walk a portion of the Butterfield Trail. See 28 points of interest and hear stories of the West as it really was.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science - Dedicated to broadening people's understanding of natural history, science and the environment of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Museum provides exhibitions and a variety of educational opportunities for families.

Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum - Detailed descriptions of rare and bizarre formations are provided with many of the specimens in the museum collection. The gift shop is filled with fine thundereggs from many of the locations in the museum for sale.

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum - A 47-acre interactive state museum that explores the 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum - Step back in time to a place where steam engines still rumbled through the countryside. The Museum is housed in a 1910 Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe Depot and is one of the most significant historic sites in Las Cruces.

Geronimo Springs Museum - Contains the history of Sierra County. From the mammoth and mastodon skulls and the world-class collection of prehistoric Mimbres pottery to the Apache, Hispanic, military, mining, ranching, and cultural exhibits, the Museum is a fascinating complex of historical artifacts.

War Eagles Air Museum - Dedicated to collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras. This unique Museum pays special tribute to military aviation and reminds visitors of the significant role these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played in securing our freedom.

Western New Mexico University Museum - Housed on the campus of Western New Mexico University, the Museum houses one of the world's most complete and comprehensive collections of Mimbres pottery, basketry, and other artifacts, in the Eisele Collection of Prehistoric Southwestern Pottery and Artifacts.