Posts in Things to do in Ruidoso
NEW! Wibit Water Park Opens at Grindstone Lake for the 2019 Summer Season

Ruidoso’s newest and most unique attraction, the new Wibit Water Park at Grindstone Lake, opens June 19th for the summer season! The floating, inflatable platform is perfect for family fun, birthday parties and special events. Come out for the day or purchase a season pass with swimming, boating, fishing, disc golf, and more available at Grindstone Lake located in the heart of Ruidoso. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed. through Sun.

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Ruidoso Downs Artisans and Farmers Market - Saturdays at All American Park

Discover fresh, local foods and handmade crafts at the Ruidoso Downs Artisans and Farmers Market where bakers, cheese makers, and artists converge each week to provide locally made products. Saturdays from 8:00 am to 11:00 beginning May 29, 2019, at All American Park, located one mile east of Walmart.

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Escape In Ruidoso: A real-life escape game.

Work together in a race against the clock to solve a series of increasingly challenging puzzles. Be prepared to have your wits tested and your entertainment level raised. Escape Room Ruidoso sets the bar for experiential entertainment.

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Free Music In The Streets

Join us on Saturdays in Midtown for MUSIC IN THE STREETS, a FREE community program featuring live performances by Ruidoso musicians. Saturdays 11 AM to 2 PM at Times Square on Sudderth Drive beginning June 1, 2019.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals at Grindstone Lake

Head to the water for a day of paddleboarding and more at Grindstone Lake with Backcountry Attitudes.

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Music and Gunslingers at the Flying J Ranch

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. Opening day for the 2019 season is May 25th.

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Get Out and Ride on an Off-Road Adventure in Ruidoso

Ruidoso’s first off-road adventure specialist, Backcountry Attitudes, provides 4×4 off-roading adventures through scenic wilderness and mountain terrain for a unique backcountry adventure.

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Ruidoso Horse Racing

Do you want to put a little money down on your entertainment? At Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy The Kid Casino you can experience the thrill of the world's fastest quarter horses racing every weekend during the summer and Simulcast racing year-round.

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Why A Ruidoso Mountain Escape Should Be Your Next Vacation

From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to make a Ruidoso mountain vacation your next adventure.


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Tee off in Ruidoso

Cool temperatures. Unbelievable scenery. This is the Ruidoso golf experience. With four spectacular Ruidoso area golf courses, each course is situated against breathtaking backdrops with its own personality and landscape. Discover which one is best for you.

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The All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race

The All American Futurity (G1) is the richest race for 2-year-olds in North America, regardless of breed. Run every Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs in the mountain village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, the $3 million race is contested by 2-year-old American Quarter Horses. It will be run on September 3, 2018.

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Summer Activities at Ski Apache

Ski Apache is known for its beautiful warm weather skiing and snowboarding as the nation’s southern-most continually operating resort, but there is plenty of summer excitement too. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.

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Spend The Night Close To Nature On A Ruidoso Camping Trip

Camping is not only an awesome vacation for those who love the outdoors, but it's also a great way to keep a Ruidoso vacation affordable. Learn everything you need to know to plan your Ruidoso camping trip now!

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Grindstone Stables: Horseback Rides

Grindstone Stables is one of Ruidoso's most popular family activities, Enjoy guided horseback rides in the forest above Grindstone Lake.

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Explore Ruidoso's Live Music Scene

Ruidoso's live music scene is hotter than ever with venues from free street music in Midtown to annual festivals and year-round entertainment featuring everything from country singers to big-band crooners and edgy newcomers, so be sure to check our event calendar.

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