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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.


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.

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).

Gondola Rides at Ski Apache

Map Take a scenic gondola rides to the top of Sierra Blanca where you can enjoy the beauty of the Lincoln National Forest and the White Mountain Wilderness

Grindstone Lake

The lake is a village water reservoir that is open to fishing on a year round basis. The lake is stocked frequently.
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