Located approximately 60 miles southwest of Holloman, Las Cruces is the neighbor of the United States Army’s White Sands Missile Range and home of New Mexico State University. Called the “Crossroads of the Southwest,” at the junction of Interstate Highways 25 and 10, Las Cruces is in south-central New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley and just 45 miles from El Paso, Texas. Nestled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande, Las Cruces, N.M. is quickly becoming a popular southwestern destination. Our ideal location at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and 25 brings visitors into contact with 72 holes of spectacular year-round golf, unique special events, historic attractions such as Old Mesilla—not to mention world-class Mexican food. Las Cruces also blends a unique variety of attractions, culture, historical sites and superb year-round weather with 350 days of sunshine per year. In addition, Las Cruces, has received several awards including rankings from Money magazine as one of the “best college towns to retire” and from AARP as one of their “dream towns” to retire. Las Cruces has also been ranked by Forbes as one of the best small metro areas for business and careers. The surrounding state and national parks offer visitors a wide array of outdoor experiences. Among these are the sounds of engines revving and tires squealing at the Mesilla Valley Raceway. Many Holloman people make the one-hour drive for major shopping malls, Sam’s Club and many other major, familiar businesses. At the base of the Organ Mountains lies NASA’s “Man to the Moon” Apollo site, also known as White Sands Testing Facility. Las Cruces also offers stimulating nightlife.