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Smokey Bear Museum and Gift Shop

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Address: Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
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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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kasaroo82
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Kasaroo82
Bradford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a museum that goes along with this gift shop. There is also a laundry mat across the street. We did our laundry and stumbled across the Smokey Bear museum which we enjoy going through.

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Thank Sheila D
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great place to stop and visit a museum of Smokey the Bear. There is a lot of history about Smokey the bear. You can watch a movie about forest fires, walk around and look at the the memorabilia. The trail outside is nice and the gift shop is small but also full of Smokey the bear items to look at... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped in looked through the vast array of memorabilia. We were sad that the t-shirts we wanted to buy were not in stock in our sizes - we were told by the very friendly sales clerk that they were on back-order. It's a nice stop to make.

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Thank NevelsPost
Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you grew up loving Smokey Bear, then this is the place to visit! If you are a collector, wanna-be forest ranger, a cub scout, or just into Smokey Bear, you need to see this place. Everything you can imagine to do with Smokey Bear! Remember, Only You, could miss it!

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Thank scooter69s
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

That Smokey The Bear was more than a cartoon. I learned a lot about the poor little guy here. The museum and grounds were well kept, informative and relaxing. I strongly suggest stopping there if you are in the area.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

There is a small selection of t-shirts, pins and other Smokey Bear memorabilia. I highly recommend the book "Hot Foot Teddy" as a gift for both children and adults! The back wall was covered with Smokey history. I cracked up to see his baby bear bottle on display--from 1950--the attendant said it was the only one he didn't chew up.... More 

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Thank Andrew D
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

It was a nice surprise to find this museum and learn more about smokey bear. It would be a great stop for families with kids to learn about fire prevention and the history, not mention bringing up good Stuarts of the forests .

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Thank drz400fan
Arizona
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116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

An interesting Museum about Forest fires. And all about the history on Smokey. A little cub found clinging to a tree after a terrible forest fire. They made him a Mascot to make people aware How quicky fires can start!

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Thank MarciaRI
Farwell, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My mother and I visited here in July 1963. She told me the story of Smokey Bear and it made such an impact on my 4 year old self. She bought me a tee shirt with Smokey on it and I literally wore it out. When my husband and I drove up to the museum yesterday, June 25th, it was... More 

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