Cool looking but very closed off, we got some pictures of it from far away, but unfortunately specific tour times.
A really nice state park, that was pretty quiet in mid-November. We got there late and it said that the park was closed but there were only a few cones that you could simply drive around. It said that you needed a reservation on the signs, but I had called and they said I couldn't make a reservation (?). So we just found a nice site and camped for the night. The rock formations are very interesting and cool-looking.
This place is very cool, it's well boarded up and we couldn't find a way in, but we did get to go on the grounds by hopping a wall, (there were open gates too) and that was enough to get a look inside and see different abandoned portions of it. No one really bugged us and a group of people were wandering around it as we left.
A beautiful little state park that's totally dead in mid-November except for the RV park.
Didn't get to go inside the restaurant (too expensive) but the town Las Cruces itself has a very cool town center with a beautiful basilica nearby to check out.
This place is really cool looking, but it's about $20 to access for one adult, and they don't just let you walk around for free or anything to look at it, so it's sort of like a day trip, though the drive through the hills/mountains to get there is worth the journey itself if you don't end up paying to enter.
These are pretty cool but don't use the address on here in google maps to find them, it'll take you to a crazy back-road that is really just a trail. Use the coordinates or 'directions' link in the road tripper's app. It's pretty close to the 8 and can actually be seen from the highway.
Went here mid-November 2013, totally empty during a weekday, really nice open camp site. Would've liked to spend more time at it.