New Mexico Is Reopening Some More Of The Fun Stuff
Capacity will be limited and there are a few other, minor operational differences but New Mexico state museums and historic sites are back.
Texas' neighbor to the north is reopening all state museums and historic sites that were closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Capacity will be limited to 25% of the sites normal capacity and most are working under amended hours of operation. According to a report from our news partner KVIA, here are the hours for a couple of the places closest to El Paso:
- The New Mexico Museum of Space History is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily but is closed on Tuesday.
- The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, but is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
- Fort Selden is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily but is also closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The Fort Selden Historic Site is located on the outskirts of Las Cruces and is one of my own personal favorite rides. For an awesome day trip, take Highway 28 to Old Mesilla. From there, take the scenic route, (which is Highway 185/North Valley Drive.) through the Mesilla Valley and alongside the Rio Grande, stopping as you wish for food, beer, gas, or whatever.
If you can't make an entire day of it, the quick route is I-10 to I-25, then I-25 to Fort Selden. The higher speed limits and lack of stops will get you to Fort Selden in about an hour, depending on where in El Paso you start.