Posts in Family experiences
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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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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Boat & 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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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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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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Ruidoso cabins that will make you want to hibernate

A Ruidoso vacation cabin can be a fairy-tale escape — a place to curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace or conquer the nearby ski hills. Ready to cozy up to your own slice of cabin bliss? Here are a few visitor favorites to help get you started.

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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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Best Places To Fish In Ruidoso

From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.

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Biking in Ruidoso

From street to trail, if you love to pedal, Ruidoso has you covered. With new trail development and a vast network of empty rural roads and awesome mountain trails, cycling in Ruidoso has never been better. Discover the best places to get your bike on in Ruidoso. 

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Scenic Gondola Rides at Ski Apache

Witness panoramic vistas from the top of Ski Apache. Look for wildlife and enjoy the cool temperatures of Sierra Blanca Peak. For extra fun, rent a mountain bike at Ski Apache, take it up the mountain on the gondola, and ride down.

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