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Hubbard Museum of the American West

26301 Hwy 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 505-378-4142
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Wonderful exhibits of the American West. Firearms, wagons and personal effects of early visitors... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
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Arlington, Texas
American History with Excellent Exhibits

The Hubbard Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and a great place to visit if you want to... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Monica R
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Museum containing collections of Anne C. Stradling and the Museum of the Horse, which was originally located in Patagonia, Arizona. The Museum is open year round, from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Annual Fundraiser in July.
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26301 Hwy 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wonderful exhibits of the American West. Firearms, wagons and personal effects of early visitors to NM are on display. Well worth a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The Hubbard Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and a great place to visit if you want to grasp the some of the rich history of the American West. We didn’t realize it but spent two hours easily on our own, reading, admiring, taking...More

Thank Monica R
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It takes about an hour and a half to tour the museum. A very nice collection of Indian arts as well as historic guns, saddles, stagecoach, buggies and even a Conestoga wagon. $5 for seniors. They have an area where children can have a hands...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We found the museum to be interesting, good collection donated by local folks. Could use a little organizing by dates.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A great museum filled with interesting regional information as well as an extensive collection of Western items. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Hubbard Museum lets you know up front that it is all about horses in the Southwest. A parade of nine larger-than-life horse statues, seemingly in full motion, flows across the front entrance, making a majestic introduction to an eclectic collection of Western memorabilia. The...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were doing a day trip and stopped to see this museum. (70 miles) Everything we read about it said open 7 days a week. We did love the huge horses in the front park! At least there are other things to see in this...More

Thank susan W
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are a horse person, you will enjoy this museum with its many carriages, saddles and equipment. Otherwise save the $7 admission and see the amazing horse statues on the grounds for free and take some photos.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The outdoor horses statues or bronzes are beautiful. Be sure not to miss them. The museum itself is kind of a mismash of some western themes. The saddle and horse equipment displays are excellent on the top level. There are also several original Remington and...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

While vacationing in Ruidoso with friends, they wanted to visit this museum. I have driven by this museum probably 100 times and never thought about seeing it. WOW!!, what an incredible collection of western history. Very well presented and displayed. If you have the slightest...More

Thank Dan L
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