New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum
From Las Cruces to Santa Fe, Take This Dreamy New Mexico Road Trip
Even if you don’t consider yourself a geology buff—this museum rocks. From one-of-a-kind crystals to rare minerals, we can guarantee you’ll be blown away by at least one piece of the dazzling gem collection housed within this must-see museum. While New Mexico doesn’t have the same mining background as many of its neighboring Southwest states, it is known for its large variety of gemstones and crystals, and this free museum is one of the best ways to experience them. Plus, there’s a great gift shop filled with geological treasures if you’d like to take a piece of the museum (and New Mexico!) home with you.