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NOTICE: The Town of Mesilla is beginning the Business License renewal process for 2015-2016. All businesses registered within the Town of Mesilla are required to renew their Business Licenses by for a fee of $35.00. All registered businesses will receive a renewal letter and application in the mail. During renewal, please provide your businesses current taxpayer id number, name, address, phone number, type of business, and square footage of your business. Any business that has not renewed by will be assessed a penalty of $10 per annum. For more information contact (575) 524-3262.
SOUTHWEST EXPEDITIONS: Offering Guided Adventure Tours throughout the Southwest
Located near Old Mesilla, New Mexico, Southwest Expeditions offers unique local Heritage tours, both Cultural and Nature Heritage tours for you to enjoy.
What are Heritage tours? The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines Cultural Heritage Tourism as,"Traveling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present."
Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theater presents: The Last unicorn
Showings: March 10
Times: 7:30 PM
Cost: $7; MVFS Members & Children $5
Length: 92 Minutes
Language/Subtitles: English, German
Film Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Welcome to the Town of Mesilla!
Mesilla ("Little Tableland") is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico.
The historic town of Mesilla lies just west of Las Cruces along I-10 and is called New Mexico’s Best Vacation Getaway. It is the epitome of small town charm at its finest, serving as a great location for afternoon shopping and dining, where award winning cafes and restaurants and unique stores surround the town focal point of the historic Plaza. Visitors often enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Plaza with the peaceful back drop of the San Albino Basilica. Just north of town visitors have even more choices to shop and dine, in what’s known as the town’s Mercado area.
The history of the Town boasts everything from the Civil War to Billy the Kid. Visitors can get a brief lesson in history by visiting the Gadsden Museum or by taking a tour with La Morena Walking Tours.
For extra fun, tourists may enjoy the multitude of events that occur throughout the year. As Mesilla was once a part of Mexico, the Town is known for its annual Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiestas, and the Gadsden Purchase Re-enactment which celebrate significant dates in the Mexican culture. The Town also hosts several events throughout the year including a weekend long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, Jazz and Mariachi concerts, in the plaza and the popular lighting of luminarias on Christmas Eve.
Art galleries, entertaining events, rich history, unique shops and delicious cuisine are just a few staples that Old Mesilla has to offer.