September’s on the way, which means one thing in Las Cruces: Monuments to Main Street!
Join in the fun all month long. From excursions and festivals to tours and more, Monuments to Main Street is your chance to experience the rich culture, life, history and nature Las Cruces’ numerous destinations have to offer!
Monuments to Main Street has something for everyone. Don’t believe us? Read on for some of the tours and events we just can’t wait for!
WWII Bombardier Targets Tour
Get an up close view of a World War II bombardier training mission over the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, last seen over 70 years ago. Ground tours take place September 10; aerial tours are available September 3 and 17. Schedule online at swexpeditions.com.
Apollo Astronaut Training Site Tours at Kilbourne Hole Crater
Explore the history of the Apollo Space program and the stunning Kilbourne Hole by foot or by plane. Ground tours are available September 9 or 23; aerial tours are offered September 16 or 24. Schedule online at swexpeditions.com.
Billy the Kid Tour
Comb Doña Ana County for infamous Billy the Kid locations, from the jail where he made his escape in Old Mesilla plaza to Fort Selden where he rustled cattle, to Stolen Horse Canyon that hides Outlaw Rock in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Tours offered on September 9 and 16 from 9am – 11am. Schedule online at swexpeditions.com.
Old West Stagecoach Ride, Show, & Dinner
Have the ultimate Old West experience at the historic Corralitos Ranch – the site of the historic Butterfield Stagecoach Trail, Apache raids and more! Offered September 23 and 30. Schedule online at swexpeditions.com.
Aden Crater and Lava Flow: Rugged Wonderland Tour
Tour the unique wildlife, geologic gems and pockets of lush vegetation of Aden Crater & Aden Lava Flow in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument! Tours available on September 17 and 30 from 8am – 12pm.
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Tour
Experience the nationally designated el Camino Real Trail, “The Royal Road of the Interior,” that parallels the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument through the beautiful Mesquite Historic District of Las Cruces. This September 10 tour lasts from 9am – 10:30am. swexpeditions.com.
Organ Mountains City-to-Sky Aerial Tour
Experience New Mexico’s most iconic mountain range like never before on this first ever aerial tour. Flights leave every 30 minutes from 7am – 5pm every Saturday in September. Schedule online at swexpeditions.com.
River Rafting Trip on the Rio Grande
Cool down and enjoy the sites of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument by taking a trip down the Rio Grande! Enjoy your float from 9am – 11am on September 2 or 3. Schedule online at swexpeditions.com.
Yoga in the Monument
Relax inside New Mexico’s newest National Monument with a morning of yoga in the shadow of Las Cruces’ Organ Mountains. This experience is free! Join in the experience on September 30 from 8am – 12pm. Learn more at locallascruces.com.
Free Guided Hikes
Take a hike – literally! Head to Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks every Saturday and Sunday in September for free guided hikes. More details at organmountainsdesertpeaks.org/events.
National Public Lands Day
Celebrate National Public Lands Day (September 30) with free admission to all federal public lands and many state parks! Enjoy hiking, biking, camping and more. Learn more at organmountainsdesertpeaks.org/events.
Pops Under the Stars
Don’t miss a beautiful evening under the stars with this outdoor concert in the New Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces! This event is September 8; gates open at 5:30pm and show starts at 7:30pm. For ticket information.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
For a night of environmental and adventure films that inspire activism and adventure, don’t miss this film festival at the Rio Grand Theatre on September 15 at 7pm. For more info, visit organmountainsdesertpeaks.org/events.
Special Hotel Rates For This Month ONLY
Take advantage of these great rates to enjoy Monuments to Main Street!
Holiday Inn Express – Telshor
$99 Per night – click to book
2142 Telshor Court, (575) 522-0700, (888) HOLIDAY
A 100% non-smoking hotel featuring an indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wired and wireless high-speed internet, 24-hour business and fitness centers as well as flexible meeting space that accommodates up to 75 people. All rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave, luxurious new bedding and a multimedia flat panel television.
$96 for double queen beds (limited quantity available)
$96 for one queen with pull out sofa
2143 Telshor Court, (575) 532-6500
81 suites. TownePlace Suites Las Cruces is a moderately priced all-suite hotel that is designed for travelers who will be away from home for a week or even months at a time. The TownePlace community provides – spacious studios, one and two-bedroom suites, fully equipped kitchens, large work spaces with voicemail and on-site business services. Flexible housekeeping, laundry and exercise rooms conveniently located at the hotel enhance your stay. When it’s time to relax, enjoy our outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. For your convenience, our service team and coffee service are available 24 hours a day.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
2101 Summit Court, (575) 522-6840
$93 for double queen beds
$93 for one King bed
Recently renovated – 77 rooms. Rooms include hairdryers, irons and boards, coffee makers and free high-speed internet. 32″ LCD panel TV with expanded channel listings. Free local phone calls and USA Today. Complimentary full, hot breakfast, outdoor heated pool. Conveniently located near major shopping, restaurants, I-10 & 25 and Highway 70.
La Quinta – Avenida de Mesilla
790 Avenida de Mesilla
$55 Per night
139 rooms. La Quinta Inn de Mesilla is an interior corridor hotel. All rooms feature coffee makers and free coffee, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers and free high speed internet. All rooms have a new high definition flat screen television with computer hookup. Some rooms include a Jacuzzi tub, microwave and refrigerator. Other amenities include an on site fitness center and courtyard pool. Pets stay for free.