Las Cruces, the City of the Crosses is the second largest city in New Mexico. The city is the economic center of the fertile Mesilla Valley. It is also a historical place where tourists can walk around the Old Mesilla Village and witness old Mexican-stlyle architectures. This is a nice and quiet place to relax, shop around the wonderful shops and dine-in a restaurant of your choice. Visitors of the Las Cruces can go to the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. This 47-acre interactive museum is a beautiful museum with unique exhibits. Overlooking the Organ Mountains, the museum chronicles New Mexico’s 3,000-year history of farming and ranching through exhibits, livestock and farm equipments display. If you have kids, they will enjoy hands-on exhibits and seeing the farm animals. If you enjoy golfing head for Las Cruces Country Club boasts to be the friendliest country club in town. This semi-private Golf and Country Club offers 18 hole, par 72 and 6,324 yard golf course. Las Cruces, with over 350 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 77 degrees annually is one of the sought after golf and country clubs in New Mexico. Another place for visitors to go is Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market. This is a great place to experience local food and crafts. This is also a nice place to get acquainted with the locals. At the market, you can buy everything from locally grown items such as pecans, pistachios and honey to freshly baked specialty breads and muffins.
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Las Cruces is the home to New Mexico State University. It is the only land grant university in New Mexico. The university is also the second largest four year university in New Mexico. People visiting the university campus also visit the NMSU Golf Course and Clubhouse and NMSU’s Zuhl Museum. The Museum’s collections include potteries from the Americas, Spanish colonial furniture, the Depression era photography. It also features an art gallery and a large sports and entertainment center. Sunset Magazine ranked Las Cruces as one of the 20 best towns of the future. One of main reasons behind the selection could be Spaceport America which is located in Las Cruces. Declared open on 18th October of 2011, Spaceport America is the result of nearly two decades of efforts to increase the commercial accessibility of spaceflight in the area. It is the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, designed with the needs of the commercial space tourism in mind. The visitors will be able to see the terminal hangar, named the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space and runway of the facility. It is believed that if everything goes as planned then Virgin Galactic will be the first company to provide sub-orbital flights to the general public. 8 suborbital missions have been successfully launched from the spaceport as of October 2009. The commercial liftoff is expected in the next five years.