10 Things to Do in Mesilla That You Shouldn't Miss

Mesilla (also known as La Mesilla and Old Mesilla) is a town in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 2,196 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.

1. Basilica of San Albino

2280 Calle Principal, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Basilica of San Albino

Reviewed By TLBPsyD - Gilbert, ArizonaGilbert, Arizona

Amazing history

Initially, I stopped by (outside) to take a photograph. And then I noticed other people going in. My daughter and I went inside, and a volunteer shared with us the history of the Basilica. We said our prayers and left a donation. Such a beautiful piece of

2. Mesilla Plaza

Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Mesilla Plaza

Reviewed By Margaret D - Las Cruces, New MexicoLas Cruces, New Mexico

Best place to go in Las Cruces

We bring all our visitors here first- between the great restaurants and shops , history and architecture, there is a lot going on in the plaza almost every month! It's worth the trip, you can spend an hour or all day. You can also go in the church and adm

3. Fountain Theater

2469 Calle De Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Concerts & Shows, Theaters
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Fountain Theater

Reviewed By CORNELL C - Las Cruces, New MexicoLas Cruces, New Mexico

More than movies

If you are out to see a movie on a big screen, you have many multi-screen locations around. The theater seats may be of a higher quality but the staff, film selections, concessions, atmosphere pale in comparison of the Fountain Theater in Mesilla, NM. Nex

4. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

5000 Calle del Norte, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Nature & Parks, State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
26%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

Reviewed By Joan W - Green Valley, ArizonaGreen Valley, Arizona

Quiet Spot Along the Rio Grande-Great Birding

I have enjoyed stopping at this newer New Mexico State Park since it was first dedicated in Dec. 2008. The park aims to restore wildlife habitat for wildlife and native plants. It contains over 300 acres of northern Chihuahan Desert and has been designate

5. Rio Grande Vineyards and Winery

5321 N Highway 28, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005-6231 Food & Drink, Wineries & Vineyards
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Rio Grande Vineyards and Winery

Reviewed By DezP13_1 - Woodbridge, VirginiaWoodbridge, Virginia

Loved these New Mexico Wines!

This is one of the best vineyards and winery I've ever been to. New Mexico seems like an unlikely place to find good wine, but I'd read somewhere once that all 50 states in the US produce wine, so when I found myself in New Mexico for work-related purpose

6. Cultural Center of Mesilla

2231 Calle de Parian, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Sights & Landmarks, Civic Centers
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Rosquete - Bay AreaBay Area

Falling in Love with Pedro Infante

A block away from La PlazitaSuper cool adventure into the nostalgic pastMust visit historical building displaying Hispanic/world literature, art, & musicThe Executive Director of the Center is the renowned Chicana writer, Denise Chavez; she is very gracio

7. Gadsden Museum

1875 W Boutz Rd, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3800 Museums, Natural History Museums
Excellent
55%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Gadsden Museum

Reviewed By JordenN - Santa Fe, New MexicoSanta Fe, New Mexico

Interesting Experience

Like others have mentioned in their reviews, this is a private museum of a founding family who have lived in the region for several generations. Although it has Gadsen in the title, there's not really much about Gadsen or the Gadsen Purchase in the museum

8. Black Range Vineyards

2461 Calle de Principal, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Food & Drink, Wineries & Vineyards
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Black Range Vineyards

Reviewed By GretchenNM - Silver City, New MexicoSilver City, New Mexico

The Real New Mexico

Either you 'get' New Mexico, or you don't. This place is the real deal. Come here for upbeat relaxation and great people with some nice wine, light food and great energy. If you want fawning servers, go somewhere else. If you want an evening thats a cross

9. Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine

2350 Calle de Principal, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046 Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine

Heart of the Desert is a pistachio ranch and vineyard in Alamogordo, NM. The Mesilla store is a great place to sample farm fresh New Mexico pistachios in a variety of flavors and taste a variety of Heart of the Desert wines. Enjoy shopping for New Mexico inspired gifts and accessories while you are here.

Reviewed By wewhynot - Salisbury, North CarolinaSalisbury, North Carolina

A decent place

I went here after experience McGinn's Pistachio in Alamogordo, where a branch of Heart of the Desert is located. This branch in Mesilla seems more upscale than McGinn's. A variety of goods is available, at similar prices.Customer service was fair to middl

10. Mesilla Book Center

Old Mesilla plaza, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Mesilla Book Center

Reviewed By Walker S - San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, California

Friendly, small gifts, large selection of local books and travel

We always stop here when passing through Las Cruces. Friendly dogs greet us with a smile as does the woman who owns and operates this store. We got a great tip on an attraction unknown to us. Very nice store. Highly recommended. Next door to La Zia Gift S

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