Las Cruces is New Mexico’s economic and geographic center of New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley. The Rio Grande flows through the middle of the valley with the majestic Organ Mountains rising to the east. The surrounding agricultural land yields pecans, onions, cotton and other produce, but it is renowned for growing the best-tasting green chile in the world.
Known as “The City of Crosses”, Las Cruces is the fastest growing community in New Mexico and the 11th fastest in the country. Las Cruses makes an ideal weekend getaway or extended New Mexican vacation because of it’s rich history, culture and hospitality. Guests will stay busy visiting New Mexico attractions like the Historic Mesilla Plaza, The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, White Sands National Monument or one of many annual events and attractions.
LAS CRUCES >> The sound of dogs barking could be heard as the orange ribbon spanning across the doors of the new Small Breed Room was cut during ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley, 3551 Bataan Memorial West.