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Farm & Ranch tops Las Cruces attractions list

June 4th, 2018

The TripAdvisor travel website now ranks the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum No. 1 on its list of things to do in Las Cruces.

The Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum just celebrated its 20th anniversary and welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 11 foreign countries last year.

TripAdvisor, which also just awarded the museum the Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row, bases its rankings on the number and consistency of positive ratings and reviews written by visitors to the attractions. The museum moved up to No. 1 in the past month.

Following Farm & Ranch on the list of the 57 other top things to do in Las Cruces are the Dripping Springs Natural Area, which is part of the Organ Mountain Desert-Peaks National Monument, the Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market, the Zuhl Museum at New Mexico State University, and Mesilla.

The museum is part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and features animals, demonstrations, special events, art galleries, indoor and outdoor exhibits, gardens, barns, a greenhouse, theater, and the Heart of the Desert Gift Shop.

Two years ago, Farm & Ranch became the first museum in Las Cruces to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.

The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for children 4 to 17. This summer, the museum is participating in the national Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission to all active U.S. military members and their families.

For more information call (575) 522-4100 or visit www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.

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Farm & Ranch tops Las Cruces attractions

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum staff member Jake Montoya rides across the Historic Green Bridge at the museum. The Farm & Ranch Museum tops the list of "things to do in Las Cruces" by TripAdvisor.

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