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Smokey Bear Historical Park

Address
118 Smokey Bear Blvd.

Capitan, NM 88316
General Information
575-354-2748
Website
Official Website
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Category
Being Outdoors, Historic Site

Description

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Completed in 1979, the Park was established to honor Capitans favorite son Smokey, the little bear cub that was found with burned paws after a 17,000 acre forest fire in 1950 on the Capitan Mountains near Capitan, New Mexico. After living in the National Zoo in Washington D.C. for 26 years, Smokey passed away and was returned to the Village of Capitan to be buried at what is now the Smokey Bear Historical Park.

Details

Category
Being Outdoors, Historic Site
Hours
9am-5pm daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day.
Price Note
$2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free.
Highlights
Smokey Bear Historical Park hosts Smokey Bear Days during the first weekend in May. Parade, live music and street dance, art, craft and gift marketplace.

Map & Directions

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Basic Directions

From Ruidoso, take Hwy 48 North for 18 miles. At Capitan, turn left onto Smokey Bear Blvd. The Historical Park is on your right.