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Smokey Bear Museum and Gift Shop

Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
+1 575-354-2748
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Worth Seeing!

My family was glad we made the short trip from Ruidoso to learn more about the history of Smokey... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
weshunter00
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Keller, Texas
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Great to learn about wildland fire

A great overview of the impacts of wildland fire on people & habitats - just wish Burner Bob had... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
itisjustus
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My family was glad we made the short trip from Ruidoso to learn more about the history of Smokey the Bear, an American icon. The museum has vintage Smokey the Bear memorabilia as well as interesting exhibits about wildfires. $2 for adults. $1 for kids...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

A great overview of the impacts of wildland fire on people & habitats - just wish Burner Bob had made an appearance in the materials. Very cool to hear the story BEHIND the "real" story of Smokey the Bear. Very cool to see a collection...More

Thank itisjustus
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Buildings have been renovated. Nice desert theme walking trail behind building. The original Smokey Bear hot air balloon is also buried there. It was destroyed a few years when it got hooked up on a communications tower at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Thank Trudy H
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Just outside the side gate of Smokey Bear Historical Park (not affiliated with the Park) is this small museum and gift shop. The museum consists of a variety of collectible items and memorabilia. The gift shop has pins, post cards, T-shirts and a few other...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Smokey Bear Museum is nicely done. If you're in the area, it's certainly worth a stop. The original Smokey is buried there. The museum is an interesting history into one of the most iconic advertising efforts ever. The nature walk is nice too. The...More

Thank travelinggal1313
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

My kids really didn't know much about smokey before, now they love him, this is a great little museum and all the kids loved it, price of admin is dirt cheap $2 and $1 and staff was Great!

Thank John S
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

First, I want to correct those reviews that are calling Smokey THE bear- his name is and always has been Smokey Bear- do people call you George THE Smith? Of course not! Second, I have been visiting this place since I was a child(many moons...More

Thank April H
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

IF, oh yes, the 'BIG IF, but IF you have the time and IF you have the interest in Smokey The Bear, then this is a most worthwhile trip out of Ruidoso, New Mexico, or however you choose to approach the tiny village of Capitan,...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a small gift shop next to the Smokey The Bear Park. You go in after visiting the park. It has limited things for sale. The lady working there is nice.

Thank Peas2013
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We learned a lot and it was fun for the kids to see Smokey's grave and then get a treat at the gift shop!

Thank Kasaroo82
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jupinner
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Response from Sheila D | Reviewed this property |
I went to a search engine and put in smokey bear New Mexico and the museum came up. It says they are open daily.
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