6 Little-Known Museums In New Mexico Where Admission Is Free
Some of the best things in life are certainly free–and that includes some pretty interesting areas around our state. If you’re looking for a small adventure that won’t cost you a penny, then you’ll want to check out one of these fantastically free museums located right here in New Mexico:
1. Classical Gas Museum, Embudo
Dedicated to road culture from yesteryear, the Classical Gas Museum is a unique stop in this tiny town. The museum is home to some vintage items that will take you back to a time when neon signs, visible gas pumps, and fiberglass Big Boy statues were a common sight along the highway.
Address: 1977 State Road 68, Embudo, NM 87531
2. Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, Deming
Once an armory building for the National Guard, this beautiful brick building is now the home of the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. A history museum filled with artifacts, photos, and antiques, the museum details the past and present life of people who called Deming home over the centuries.
Address: 301 S Silver Ave, Deming, NM 88030
3. Lake Valley Historic Townsite, Las Cruces
While not technically a museum, the remains of this old mining town have been preserved for future generations to learn about life in New Mexico's territorial days. While here, you can take a self-guided walking tour in to learn more about the area.
4. Millicent Rogers Museum, El Prado
A socialite, fashion icon, and activist during the first half of the 20th century, Millicent Rogers was also a prolific art collector. The collections and exhibits at the museum include a wide range of Native American arts and jewelry, Latino art, and contemporary pieces highlighting life and culture in the Southwest.
Address: 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd El Prado, NM 87259
5. Miniatures & Curious Collections Museum, Roswell
The items in this museum may be tiny but there's no shortage of miniatures here. Dolls, dollhouses, shadow boxes, and other small treasures cover more than 5000 square feet of this unique Roswell museum.
Address: 320 N Richardson Ave, Roswell, NM 88201
6. Russell's Car & Collectible Museum, Glenrio
Located inside a roadside travel center, this small museum houses some gorgeous classic cars and memorabilia related to travel from yesteryear. In addition to the cars, you'll also find vintage signs, Coca-Cola dispensers you may remember from your youth, and other cool little finds.
Address: 1583 Frontage Road 4132, Glenrio, NM 88434
What other admission-free museums do you like to visit around the state?
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In the meantime, there are plenty of other free things to do in the Land of Enchantment. Check out a long yet not exhaustive list of activities in
Here Are 20 Awesome Things You Can Do In New Mexico…Without Opening Your Wallet.
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301 S Silver Ave, Deming, NM 88030, USA
1977 NM-68, Embudo, NM 87531, USA
320 N Richardson Ave, Roswell, NM 88201, USA
1583 Frontage Road 4132, Glenrio, NM 88434, USA
1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, El Prado, NM 87529, USA