Founded in 1849, Las Cruces, New Mexico culture, music, and arts reaches back at least 4,000 years. Native American Indians, Spanish explorers, Mexican colonists, American settlers, and Wild West outlaws have all called the Mesilla Valley home.
The indelible mark of each culture can be seen in Las Cruces today. This crossroads of cultures makes Las Cruces one of the most interesting and culture rich places you will find in the United States. Las Cruces is also home to one of the a nationally recognized symphony orchestra, plus many museums, more than 40 galleries, and over 200 artists.
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