Southwestern New Mexico

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southwestern New Mexico - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Branigan Cultural Center


    The Branigan Cultural Center, in a striking 1935 Pueblo Revival building embellished inside with murals by Tom Lea, offers compelling documentary...Read More

  • 2. Cultural Center de Mesilla (CCM)


    Cultural Center de Mesilla (CCM) lies a full block to the west of the Old Mesilla Plaza. The well-kept historic (1840s) adobe building houses...Read More

  • 3. El Camino Real International Heritage Center


    Heading south on I–25 beyond Socorro and San Antonio, there are a couple of noteworthy stops. The first one, one of the region's most compelling...Read More

  • 4. Geronimo Springs Museum


    At the distinctively homespun Geronimo Springs Museum, you can visit a room dedicated to Ralph Edwards' career and his very personal connection...Read More

  • 5. Las Cruces Museum of Art


    Across an open courtyard from the Branigan Cultural Center, the Las Cruces Museum of Art shows the eclectic, contemporary works of regional...Read More

  • 6. Las Cruces Railroad Museum


    Inside the historic (1910) Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Depot, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum uses photos and ephemera to tell the...Read More

  • 7. Mineralogical Museum


    More than 2,000 mineral specimens are on display at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources' Mineralogical Museum, among them...Read More

  • 8. New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum


    The handsomely designed New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum documents 3,000 years of agriculture in New Mexico and the Southwest. Visit...Read More

  • 9. Percha Bank Museum


    Back on NM 152, continue 10 mi west to reach another vintage mining town, Kingston, home to the Percha Bank Museum , which is just a skip away...Read More

  • 10. Silver City Museum


    The unusual mansard-roof Italianate-style Henry B. Ailman House, built in 1881, serves as headquarters for the Silver City Museum, whose main...Read More

  • 11. Western New Mexico University Museum (WNMU)


    The Western New Mexico University Museum (WNMU) contains the world's largest permanent display of distinctive black-on-white Mimbres pottery...Read More

  • 12. Zuhl Geological Collection


    Near the Chile Pepper Institute, the Zuhl Geological Collection comprises a rich abundance of petrified-wood samples (vibrant reds and yellows...Read More

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