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NEW! Wibit Water Park Opens at Grindstone Lake

Don’t miss Ruidoso’s newest and most unique attraction, the new Wibit Water Park at Grindstone Lake, a floating, inflatable platform perfect for family fun, birthday parties and special events.

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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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Boat and Bike Rentals at Grindstone Lake

Head to the water for a day of paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, fishing and more. The Dam House at Grindstone Lake is open for boat and bike rentals, fishing equipment, food and drink at Grindstone Lake from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. Open daily 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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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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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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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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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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A Short Sample of Lincoln County Art Exhibits

Ruidoso and Lincoln County have long celebrated art and artisans past and present, so keep your eyes peeled for the many other artistic discoveries tucked away in unexpected places. Here’s a short sampling of Lincoln County art exhibits to help get you started.

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Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

Old West storytellers, musicians, western artists, and craftsmen come together for three days of events, cowboy competitions horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, a kids rodeo and more. 

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Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

Dine in one of eight casual restaurants and bars. Enjoy the best gaming in the Southwest including; Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, as well as a comedy club and live entertainment. Elevate your game on the Inn's championship golf course. 

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IN THE PRESS: True West’s Best of the West 2017: Heritage Travel.

Best Chuckwagon Show & Supper: Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Ruidoso, NM: "Founded by legendary New Mexico cowboy singer Ray Reed in 1990, the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium has grown from its humble roots in Glencoe, New Mexico, to one of the biggest annual festivals celebrating the cowboy way of life. " - TRUE WEST MAGAZINE

 

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IN THE PRESS: Top 26 Things To Do In Ruidoso, NM

Ruidoso, NM a majestic gem of a mountain getaway. Frequently on the list of stopovers from California to Texas and much shorter road trips. Come here for leisure and pleasure, or as a base camp to Southern New Mexico’s national parks and sights. There’s a reason Neil Patrick Harris calls this mountain mecca home! - BuzzFeed.com

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