While this part of the country has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years before it became part of America, the first white settlers in this area were actually Spanish and they built a community here in the 1700s, well before this part of the continent became part of America (and, indeed, before America was even a nation). Interestingly, some U.S. Civil War battles were fought in this area. Education about the Civil War tends to focus on East Coast battles, but there were actually some wartime skirmishes between Confederacy and Union troops in New Mexico as well.
Many Parks to Choose
Getting outside and enjoying life in Los Lunas is easy thanks to the village's many public parks and recreational facilities. Los Lunas' River Park offers residents the chance to relax, picnic, and fish on the banks of the famous Rio Grande River. Other parks, like the Los Lunas Sports Plex, offer opportunities for competitive and solo sports play. The Sports Plex features multiple sports fields, including soccer fields and even a BMX track. If you would rather take it easy, Huning Ranch Park offers walking paths and a grassy meadow for outdoor relaxation.
The Los Lunas Museum
You can learn more about Los Lunas' cultural history and the events that shaped the village's past by stopping in at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts. This museum showcases artifacts from the city's past in addition to exhibiting temporary shows of art and artifacts that help to enrich visitors' experience of Los Lunas and New Mexican culture and history. In addition to presenting these historic artifacts, the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is dedicated to preserving and collecting historical items, including oral histories from town residents.