Working the land has been a key ingredient in the cultural mosaic of New Mexico for many generations, uniquely blending farming and ranching methods from Indian, Spanish and Anglo cultures.
The interactive museum has welcomed visitors from all over the world and brings to life the unique 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. We explore the past, present and future of agriculture. The museum's main building—named for former governor Bruce King—contains more than 24,000 square feet of exhibit space, along with the Museum Grill, Eagle Ranch Gift Shoppe and a theater. Dickerson's Catering, which operates the restaurant, also has a catering service and can accommodate meetings of various sizes.
Fun and learning go hand in hand as visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy several gardens and orchards or drop by the blacksmith shop or another venue to watch one of our growing number of demonstrations. We retrieve memories for some visitors, educate others and provide a fun-filled day for everyone.
The museum is located just off Interstate 25 in Las Cruces. Take the University Exit (Exit 1) and go east 1.5 miles.
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