Discover with Eddy

Eddy County is home to a wide variety of museums and art galleries, as well as the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. Find culture, history and unique experiences while visiting Eddy County.

Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center
Located in the unique Moore-Ward cobblestone house, the Artesia Historical Museum and Art center features photographs, artifacts and displays on local and area history. A hands-on display makes it fun for the whole family. Next door, the Art Annex gallery features rotating exhibits ranging from traveling exhibits to local art shows. For More Information:

Artesia History in Bronze
Artesia and its residents and businesses have heavily invested in art, primarily in beautiful larger-than-life bronze statues in the downtown area. They aren’t just any statues – they relate the story of Artesia. The Artesia Walking Tour begins at the Train Depot and the Artesia Visitor’s Center. The tour proceeds through town, stopping at each of our History in Bronze monuments. Download the Walking Tour Brochure

Artesia Public Library
Artesia’s beautiful Public Library is a state-of-the-art community resource center. It also boasts the large, rescued Peter Hurd Mural, “The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare For It.” This 15 ft tall and 45 feet long mural makes the Artesia Public Library a must-see while visiting downtown. For More Information (

Baish Veterans Memorial Park
Baish Veterans Park features Freedom’s Fire bronze statue, flag holders and a Wall of Honor displaying names of Veterans in our community- past and present. This park is a place for remembrance, honor, reflection, and communicates that the community of Artesia cherishes the sacrifices and dedication to all veterans. For More Information (

Carlsbad Museum & Art Center/Carlsbad Public Library
The museum features displays, art and artifacts focusing on local and regional history and temporary exhibitions featuring Southwestern artists, crafts persons and history topics. The Carlsbad Museum & Art Center also hosts various art exhibits and a Quilt Guild throughout the year. The Carlsbad Public Library is also housed in this building and offers modern library resources and services. For More Information (

Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park
The Carlsbad Veterans Memorial Park has several memorials grouped around a walkway that allows visitors to walk along and view the memorial plaques and bricks. With its proximity to the river, this tribute to our veterans is a beautiful reminder of their service. For More Information (

Land of the Sun Theater
In 1947, a first-class, state-of-the-art movie theater, Land of the Sun, opened in Artesia. With one of them most distinctive theater marquees in New Mexico, this is a theatre with an old school feel and new digital cinema and motion picture, offering 2 screens, friendly staff and great deals! For More Information (

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, this native wildlife zoo boasts more than 40 species of animals native to the Chihuahuan Desert. Visitors will also see hundreds of native plant species. With year-round interpretive programs, visitors have a chance for an up-close experience that will entertain and educate the whole family. Picnic areas, group facilities, and beautiful hiking trails make the Living Desert a great place to spend your day. Open everyday except Christmas. For More Information (

Ocotillo Performing Arts Center
Home to an auditorium with state-of-the-art audio and visual systems, the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center accommodates everything from community theater to film and even professional touring concerts and events. For A Full Schedule of Events (