LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – Old Mesilla, out in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, has been recognized as a top travel destination by Food, Wine, and Travel Magazine.
The magazine compiled a list of the 13 most unique places to visit in 2020.
Old Mesilla stood out because of its old western roots — including the story of the infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid. The gunfighter was sentenced to hang in 1881 at a former courthouse and jail in Mesilla. The building has now been transformed into a gift shop.
The magazine also mentioned that visitors should check out the Double Eagle Restaurant. The eatery has made a name for its self because of its delicious food. It has also become famous for its haunted past. The business was originally built as a home in 1849 and is said to have a unique tale of family, love, and murder. Years later, the restaurant is now said to have ghostly visitors roaming the halls.
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