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Fort Stanton On Horseback

Ride along historic trails on a Fort Stanton guided History on Horseback tour. Interpretive rides take place on the second Saturday of the summer months (except July) beginning in May.

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Mescalero Apache

Established in 1873 by presidential order, the Mescalero Apache reservation covers 720 square miles of land adjacent to the Village of Ruidoso. The Mescalero Apache Tribe owns and operates both Ski Apache Ski Resort and the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino as well as other Reservation-based enterprises. 

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Lincoln State Historic Site

Lincoln, the most widely visited historic site in New Mexico, is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870s and 1880s. The historic site includes 17 structures and outbuildings, four of which are open year round and two more seasonally as museums.

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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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No Scum Allowed Saloon

Located in White Oaks, once a booming gold mining town, the No Scum Allowed Saloon is one of the best cowboy bars in America. The saloon atmosphere is good old-fashioned country: open and friendly, with good music and cold beer at the ready.

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Smokey Bear Historical Park

In 1950, Smokey was an orphaned little bear cub with burned paws, found in the aftermath of the Capitan Gap wildfire. Smokey Bear rose to fame as an icon for forest fire prevention and he lived in Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo for 26 years.  When he passed away, the famous black bear was laid to rest in his hometown of Capitan, NM.  

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