Ruidoso's Newest Places to Play and Stay

Ruidoso in the summertime has all the usual visitor favorites: Live horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, the lively outdoor patios at Ruidoso eateries, a vibrant live music scene and never-ending stream of events and festivals, and great venues to visit—not to mention the incredible forests, river, lakes, and other natural attractions that are perfect for exploring, having fun, and getting away from it all.

The summer of 2019 has been all about reimagining familiar favorites into new and exciting Ruidoso places to play and stay for your Ruidoso vacation.


The Midtown Mural Project

Midtown is more colorful than ever. Grab a selfie in front of Ruidoso’s Instagrammable public murals brought to you by local artists and the Ruidoso Midtown Association.

Ruidoso Adventure Mountain Family Fun Center

From fun kid's birthday parties to exciting family outings, Adventure Mountain Family Fun Center is Ruidoso’s newest place for year-round fun offering batting cages, glow-in-the-dar mini golf, bazooka ball, a ropes course, climbing wall, arcade games, laser maze, and kids rides.

1056 Mechem Dr. | 575-808-8773 | Website


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Ruidoso’s most popular recreation area has even more to offer visitors with the addition of an inflatable Wibit Water Park (seasonal) and campground at Grindstone Lake.

111 Wiggins Way (off Resort Drive) | 575-257-5030 | Website


Midtown Mountain Campground (a newly refurbished and improved version of the former Blue Spruce RV Park) offers 23 RV sites, 3 tent sites and one awesome primitive tepee site situated in the middle of Ruidoso. Amenities include free high-speed internet (WiFi), sauna, BBQ facilities, picnic area, gift shop, 24-hour check-in, and a pet-friendly welcome.

302 Mechem Drive | 575-964-8555 | Website


The new adventure center at Backcountry Attitudes offers the easiest way to experience Ruidoso’s abundant outdoor activities. They have SUP rentals for you to use on Ruidoso lakes or guided OHV adventure tours. You can even gear up for your adventures at their retail store and bike shop and where you can hone your archery skills. 

1203 Sudderth Dr. | 575-937-5141 | website