The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame

The home of "Hobbspitality," located on the Campus of New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame strives to be the regional leader in the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and materials documenting the Cowboy and Ranching Heritage of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.

"Where oil, water and cowboys DO mix!"

Check out this article in the Albuquerque Journal about Hobbs and the Museum!


Holiday Hours

The Museum usually closes for the entirety of Christmas break, but we want you and you family to enjoy the trees and village in the Museum. Between December 22, 2016 and January 4, 2017 we will ONLY be open for these special hours:

December 22-23: 10am-5pm

December 27-30: 10am-5pm


Virtual Tour

Check out our new phone app: Or download it on the Play or iTunes store. You'll learn fun facts about the museum and the surrounding area.

Museum Trek!

Join us as we explore the Museum with a fun new program called Museum Trek. Using your smart device (Android and Apple), find the program here Museum Trek. We have many fun treks to choose from at this time and will be adding more for different age groups and exhibits.