Looking for some fun? Ruidoso's got it. World-class entertainment at the landmark Spencer Theater. Join the Flying J Wranglers for gunfights and a chuckwagon dinner and show. Discover Old West history at the Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Ruidoso River Museum, walk the streets where Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett stood. And if you like to put a little money down on your entertainment, visit one of our three casino’s or play the ponies at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. There's a little something for everyone to do in Ruidoso. Or you might find sitting on your deck with a cold one entertainment enough.
Lincoln County and the Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway are rich in history. Native Americans, the U.S. Cavalry, miners, cowboys, trappers, hunters, ranchers, outlaws and pioneers have all left their mark. Great ranches, ghost towns, mining camps, and Mexican villages can still be seen unspoiled in this beautiful drive and diverse country. From the heights of 12,000’ Sierra Blanca to the rolling pastures of Fort Stanton and the streams of the quiet valleys, this area has something to offer everyone. Take some time to discover our version of paradise.