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Museum of the Horse

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Address: Ruidoso, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-378-4142
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This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the...

This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the horse.

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We loved the horse museum even though we are not horse people. The grounds and exterior horse sculptures are spectacular, and interior displays are diverse and interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn B
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the horse museum even though we are not horse people. The grounds and exterior horse sculptures are spectacular, and interior displays are diverse and interesting. Also, this is on the way to 2 large antique malls, so it makes a nice afternoon of pleasant activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is spacious and attractive. Plenty of room to see all the western items including wagons, gun, art, history and a children's area. Fun in Winter or Summer.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was a lovely place filled with antiques & history. Lots of wagons to show our kids exactly how people used to get around daily or travel. Beautiful displays of everyday items people used with lots of information. Indoors so great winter or summer. There's no touching of the displays so keep an eye on the kids.

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Rancho Viejo
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Dee Hubbard has done an excellent job with this museum. It is both historic and modern at the same time. We love to stop there whenever we visit and it is worth it. Check it out and you will see what i mean.

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Protem, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good for history buffs. The 101 ranch story was the best part of the museum. Lots of photos of the old cowboy days in New Mexico. They have a few old firearms, wish they had more of those. I was hoping for some Indian artifacts but they were totally lacking on those. But for 5 bucks admission, you can't beat... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great learning experience for those interested in history of the Southwest. All exhibits are from the period listed on the displays.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a local museum first established in Patagonia, AZ. It was fascinating to see it organized in a way that more fully articulated the life of the original founder. Expanded to now be named Museum of the American West, and to include a bit more local lore, visitors will find this more interesting than they might first expect. On... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Incredible collection of memorabilia and other western artifacts. This museum is now part of the Smithsonian. The 101 Ranch exhibit was terrific as well as the Textile exhibit.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Excellent, the collection takes you back in time and in the world of the real wealthy ! Beautiful paintings, the dresses,silver,pottery etc.. Wonderful time and pictures.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love museums. Taking a walk back in history is so interesting to me. The day we went we had a personal tour from a volunteer that was there that day. He told us things about each exhibit that we would not of known otherwise. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

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