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The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection

727 Grand Avenue
505-426-3205

Mission :

 The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection engages visitors in the rich history of the Las Vegas area by collecting, preserving, and presenting objects and themes relating to the region’s unique heritage, to increase our understanding of the link between the past, present and future.

The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection illustrates the history of Las Vegas, its connection to the Rough Riders, the Santa Fe Trail and the development of New Mexico. The Museum is housed in a 1940 Works Progress Administration funded building. Originally constructed as a municipal building, the structure is a venerable stone building with Pueblo Revival elements.

Our collections include local Native American pottery, household items, costumes, Rough Rider memorabilia and ranching and farming equipment. The exhibit halls interpret agricultural and mercantile operations, home life, the Santa Fe Trail and the 1st Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, better known as the Rough Riders.



Reviews

Carlos Jimenez

Rating:
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Friendly staff, a great way to spend an hour or two learning about Las Vegas and the surrounding area's history. They even had coloring books and crafts for the kids. Free admission but make sure and leave a donation to keep this place cool.

JohnandMarsha Blackstock

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Very interesting, some of the placards are very small to read but because it is not busy you can get up close to read them. A place to visit when going to the very unique city, Las Vegas, New Mexico.

E. L.

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Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Nice rock building. I went but it was closed at the time. A municipal courtroom is at the same location.

Martha Roybal

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Friday, Sep. 1, 2017
Vegas is my hometown....I love this museum....I will be there the weekend of the 9th of September, with a group of 15 members. I would like to know where I could get free maps, detailing historical landmarks....thank you

tricia olona

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Donations only. Walk yourself through.

The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media