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Las Cruces Railroad Museum Las Cruces

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Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N. Mesilla St
Las Cruces
NM
88005
Tel: (575) 647-4480

Directions

Traveling west on Amador Ave. from Alameda; turn right on Mesilla St. before the railroad tracks. Or: take Las Cruces Ave. west until it ends at Mesilla St.

Where are we going today?

The first Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad train arrived in Las Cruces on April 26, 1881 and passenger service continued until 1968. The first depot was a wood frame building that was later moved on flatcars down the line to La Tuna (present day Anthony, TX). In 1910, the present Mission Revival style depot was completed. The railroad lengthened the freight section in 1961 and freight trains stopped service to Las Cruces in 1988. Today, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum interprets local railroading history through artifacts, historic images, and public programs. We host two big events each year. Railroad Days takes place in May and celebrates our railroading past, present, and future. The three day event is free and open to the public and culminates on Saturday with rolling stock tours and family friendly activities. The Old Fashioned Holiday Display takes place the first Friday evening in December. The night includes a holiday atmosphere, local choirs, and special model trains. Call the museum for more details.
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When can we go?

Thursday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Teachers corner

Tours based on New Mexico State Standards and Benchmarks are available upon request. Please call for more details..

Can I get one of those?

Gift shop is open Saturday 10am to 2pm..

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    Excellent place for small children. They have a toy train and a few model train layouts and it's all free. Next to a small and sometimes active BNSF rail yard.

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