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Ruidoso Attractions

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.


Alto Lake

  • 854 State Highway 48, Alto
  • Being Outdoors, Family Fun
  • 575-257-5030
Alto Lake is on Highway 48 and is approximately 14 acres of surface area.

Apache Eagle ZipRider

  • 278 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero
  • Being Outdoors, Family Fun
  • 575-464-7777
Map Zip across Mescalero Lake!

Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway

  • Family Fun, Historic Site, Museum
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.

Boating at Mescalero Lake

  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero
  • Being Outdoors, Family Fun
  • 800-545-9011
Take a spin around the lake!

Bonito Lake

While there is no camping or fishing at Bonito Lake due to the Little Bear Fire of 2012, you may still hike and bike ride around the lake.

Carrizozo Heritage Museum

The railroad boom town of Carrizozo comes to life at the Carrizozo Heritage Museum

Casino Apache

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

Disc Golf in Ruidoso

Map The 27 hole Grindstone Disc Golf course is very challenging - lots of trees, hills and water.

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 Ruidoso's most popular summer activities, offering great food and excellent family entertainment.