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.
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.
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).