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 birthday 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.
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, art galleries, indoor and outdoor exhibits, gardens, barns, a greenhouse, theater, and gift shop and snack bar.
Two years ago, Farm & Ranch became the only museum in Las Cruces to receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.