Places to visit in Ruidoso

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Places to Visit in Ruidoso

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Bodies of Water
Tranquil lakeside trail providing serene hikes with minimal inclines and shaded spots, ideal for fishing and swimming, amidst potential wildlife encounters.
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Yoga & Pilates • Spas
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Tranquil spa featuring therapeutic massages, private yoga, and social events with foot scrubs. Includes unique treatments such as yoga massages on mats, enhancing relaxation and stress relief.
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  • Tina D
    Citrus Heights, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please give credits to the Mescalero Apache Tribe. Some pictures posted were taken on their reservation. Thank you!
    Written 6 May 2023
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  • Carol210
    Burke, VA917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Hubbard Museum is closed but use the same parking lot to see these magnificent larger-than-life horse sculptures in the open. The park is on the same side of the road at Ruidoso Down heading into Ruidoso. The actual area of the horse park to walk around the pathway you can do within 15 minutes on level ground. There also is a small trail going up the hill for a better view. Makes for a nice stop with benches available and makes great photo ops even if you don't like horses. Descriptive plaques describe each of the different horse breeds.

    No restroom facilities are available unless you walk across the parking lot to the Billy the Kid Visitors Center. The horse park is adjacent to the Hubbard Museum (or the Cowboy Museum) which appears to be permanently closed.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • MsBobbie
    Green Lake, WI27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to relax with a bottle of wine and a cheese board and green chili fondue. Highly recommend.
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • HNBISOFF
    Bedford, Texas963 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Spencer Theater is a GEM for the Ruidoso area. We were fortunate to attend a dinner-dance with a Big Band group on our recent visit to Ruidoso. Loved this place.
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Justin B
    Dallas, TX48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had to stand in line for 30 minutes for the floating park. Paid $20 and got to play for 45 minutes. Lots of employees just standing around. Kids did have fun.
    Written 20 July 2023
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  • Ed S
    Minneapolis, MN535 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are numerous trails to choose from in the area. A couple go around the lake and other climb the hills to provide a beautiful view of the surrounding months. There are bathroom facilities at the beginning of the trails. There is also a sign that provides information about the trail conditions. The area is very near town with good directions to the trail head. We were told about the area trails and provided a map when we stopped by the Happy Hiker, a great outdoor store located in Ruidoso.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • TJOX92
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of character. Plenty of independent shops. The true heart of Ruidoso. Lots of restaurants and unique offerings can be found on Mechem Drive. If you only have a day in town, its worth it to park and walk of one side of the street and down the other. Grab lunch or dinner and souvenir or two.
    Written 11 December 2018
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  • mfhord
    Rockport, TX6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun. We went with 3 couples and even the girls that don’t gamble. Had fun. This is a fun adventure for anyone in RUIDOSA
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Ray L
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice casino, located at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort. Easy access, lots of slots and plenty of table games. This is not Vegas, but its clean, friendly and a great place to spend some time having fun.
    Several eating places within the facility, from pub grub to a Wendell's for a great steak.

    Nice, easy to access free parking garage, great during the cold winter or snow.
    Written 30 May 2021
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  • Carol210
    Burke, VA917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wish I had a bigger suitcase to stash some of the interesting items I saw while visiting. If you love shopping flea and antique markets, this is the place to start. This is a large building filled with vendors on the lower and gallery level of the building. Friendly staff and was told that the building in its hay day was a honky tonk establishment where crowds from the race track would stop by. The building is located outside of the main area of Ruidoso but is very accessible off SR 70.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • Jenny S
    Albuquerque, NM61 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant stroll along the creek. I wasn't sure that my niece and nephew would be interested in the fairy walk since they are older (8 and 11), but they really got into the search. They enjoyed hearing the blurb about each fairy (how each fairy takes care of the forest) and liked playing in the creek. Be sure to look for the trolls at each bridge crossing. And download the map and fairy tales before you go.
    Written 26 June 2023
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  • travelady56
    Alamogordo, NM95 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The River Museum has some interesting and informative exhibits. It only takes a few minutes for each exhibit. There are some good photo opportunities.
    Written 18 September 2015
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  • rklow
    Neskowin, OR154 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small casino, no frills & the machines are very tight. Everyone is really friendly that's about all I can say about it. Not much fun when you have to feed the machines constantly to play. If they ever loosen them we would defiantly return.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • ATXtrvller
    Austin, TX32 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ropes course looked like the most fun thing to do there, but unfortunately it was closed down due to thunder/lightning. My kids did the go carts, batting cages, the flip zone, and mini golf. It was all fine. Nothing special. If you are looking to kill some time with kids, you can definitely do that here.
    Written 28 July 2021
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  • Ray L
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended several meetings between December and April in the convention center. Nice facility, great place to hold a large gathering now that the stste is allowing them.
    Written 30 May 2021
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