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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.


Apache Eagle ZipRider

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

Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour

Map Open year round at Ski Apache - the highest elevation zip line adventure in the world!

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.

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.
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