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Pillow‘s Funtrackers!

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.

 

Casino Apache

Map Casino Apache is conveniently located on Hwy 70 and offers not only gaming, but Smokey Bs for mouthwatering meals.

Dowlin's Old Mill

Dowlin's Old Mill is the birthplace of Ruidoso

Flying J Ranch

  • 1028 State Hwy 48, Alto
  • Family Fun, Performing Arts
  • 888-458-3595
Map The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show is one of Ruidosos most popular summer activites, offering great food and excellent family entertainment.

Fort Stanton State Historic Site

  • 104 Kit Carson Rd., Ft. Stanton
  • Historic Site, Museum
  • 575-354-0341
Map New Mexico’s newest State Historic Site features over 155 years of southwestern history. Kit Carson, Black Jack Pershing and Buffalo Soldiers called this Fort home in the second half of the 19th Century.

Ft. Stanton Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area

There are many opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, visiting cultural and historic sites, picnicking, hunting, wildlife viewing, nature study, and photography within the Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA).

Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery

  • Mile Marker 284 Hwy 70, Hondo
  • Being Outdoors, Family Fun
  • 575-653-4062
One of our favorite spots for a picnic or a wedding - especially during the spring when the Iris' are in full bloom!

Hubbard Museum of the American West

Map An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hubbard is a first class museum featuring the history of the American West with an emphasis on the local and regional arts, history and culture.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino

  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero
  • Casino, Performing Arts
  • 800-545-9011
Map The best in Las Vegas style gaming in the Southwest.

Lincoln National Forest

Map The Lincoln National Forest consists 1,103,441 acres for outdoor recreation of all kinds.

Lincoln State Monument

Visit the courthouse where Billy the Kid made his last escape. Lincoln was the site of the infamous Lincoln County War of 1878; the town seems almost untouched by the march of history.
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