Area Attractions



 Fox Cave, Gem Mine and Curio Shop    
Fox Cave is truly a sight to behold. One step inside, and you'll know you've found a treasure. There are many fascinating objects to see, including: a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, fossils and geodes, Indian and old west artifacts, and much, much more. You can also pan for gold and gems - an adventure to see what it would be like to participate in the Gold Rush. Take a look around while you enjoy a cold drink and marvel at the natural architecture of the cave itself and the area's scenic mountains.
6 miles east of Ruidoso Downs on Hwy 70 - 575-378-9954
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 Hurd La Rinconada Gallery and Guest Homes    
Located in historic San Patricio, New Mexico; the Hurd Gallery is home to the spectacular art of the Hurd family: Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth Hurd, and their son, Michael Hurd. The gallery also features a selection of works by world renowned artists N.C. and Andrew Wyeth. We invite you to be our guests at the gallery and extend your stay in one of our five unique New Mexican style casitas, which can house between 2 to 10 guest. We also provide a scenic and unique location for weddings or gatherings!
575-653-4331 or 1-800-658-6912
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 Jewelry Factory Field Trip to Hondo    
Hondo is the home of one of New Mexico's most successful jewelry studios: featuring the work of artist Alice Warder Seely. Seely's pewter jewelry is purchased by over 500 galleries, national parks, and museum gift stores throughout the USA. Take a guided tour to see how molds are made, how jewelry is cast, hand finished, and packaged. Free gifts for children under 12. Buy direct at factory prices. Combine your visit with a visit to the Hondo Iris Farm. Open 8-4, Tuesday-Friday. 575. 653.4062
Mile Marker 286, Hwy 70 (between Ruidoso and Roswell).
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 Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery    
One of New Mexico's most beautiful gardens and a must see for area visitors. We have over 1000 prize winning potted iris, ready for immediate planting.. Guests can stroll through the botanical garden or sit in 'the hummingbird porch.' The garden features a pond with a fountain, picnic tables, a wooded area, and a gallery in a 100 year old adobe building. The gallery has a celebrated collection of folk art from around the world. Free Admission, Open Tuesday - Friday, 8-5, Saturday 10-2. 575-653-4062
24 miles east of Ruidoso, Hwy 70, MM 284.
www.hondoirisfarm.com.   

 Scoot Over Ruidoso    
If you can ride a bike, you can 'scoot'! Rent a new scooter for a 1/2 day, a day, week or more from Ruidoso's only scooter rental company. Get as close to nature as you can imagine. Let the cool mountain breezes muss your hair, and get up close to the deer, the elk and the bears but not to worry, you can out run 'em! It's the experience of a Harley, but without the tattoos! No special license required.
2200 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345
Reservations recommended - 800/91-SCOOT
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 The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show    
Great food and excellent family entertainment! Since the opening some 28 years ago, we have fed and entertained over 630,000 guests! We have pony rides for kids, an 'old west town' with gift shops, a pistol range, gold panning, a great cowboy dinner featuring the Flying J's beef and chicken, potato, cowboy beans, biscuits, spice cake, chunky applesauce, coffee, tea and lemonade. After dinner we perform a Western Stage Show featuring the Flying J Wranglers!
Hwy. 48 - 1/2 mile North of the Alto Post Office
575-336-4330 or 888-458-3595
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 Billy the Kid Casino    
Billy the Kid Casino is located at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track Features over 300 great slot machines, including Video Texas Hold Em, Blackjack, and Craps. Billy's fun atmosphere, great promotions, and smiling faces make it the Locals Favorite Place to Play! Responsible Gaming Property 800-572-1142.
Highway 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM
575-378-4431
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 The Ruidoso Downs Race Track     
Live Racing Memorial Day through Labor Day The Ruidoso Downs Race Track hosts exciting annual live racing from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Our spectacular summer races take place Fridays through Mondays with a 1:00PM. post time, with the exception of some holidays, special meets, and horse sales. Don't miss out on the fun! Come and watch history in the making at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.
Highway 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM
575-378-4431
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 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino    
New Mexico's premier mountain resort awaits with impeccable service, mouthwatering cuisine for every palate, incredible gaming action, and breathtaking alpine scenery to nurture your soul. Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico just outside of Ruidoso, guests return time and time again to Inn of the Mountain Gods to enjoy the clean mountain air, stunning panoramic views, and exciting entertainment options.
287 Carrizo Canyon Road Mescalero, NM 88340
800-545-9011
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 Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts    
A landmark 514-seat world-class theater which, on the average, hosts a major touring Broadway show, dance or musical performance every 11 days year-round during separate summer and winter seasons. Four major Dale Chihuly glass installations. Check the Spencer site for coming events and online ticket purchasing. Public tours Tues & Thurs at 10
Off Mechem/Rt. 48 on Airport Highway 220, Alto, New Mexico 88312
Box office 575-336-4800 or toll free 888-818-7872
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 Thundering Paws Pet Resort    
Plan your pet's vacation while you're planning your vacation. Doggy daycare and resort boarding with large, secure play yards and great staff! We pamper your kitties also with 8 luxury cat condos. That's why so many of our guests scratch at the door to get in Thundering Paws! Your pets will enjoy their vacation while you enjoy yours! All pets must have record of current vaccinations including Kennel Cough.
114 Lone Mesa Court, Alto, NM 88312 - Across from the Spencer Theater
(575) 336 - PAWS (7297)
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 Ruidoso Jockey Club    
The Ruidoso Jockey Club invites you to come and enjoy the races in our elegant surroundings! Non-member admission is $25 and includes valet parking. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Children must be at least 12 years of age. Suitable attire is required. Memberships are for sale, however, you do not have to be a member to request a reservation to the club. Open during live racing season: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
575-378-4446
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 Ruidoso Winter Park - Tubing    
Twists, turns, bumps, jumps and bobsled curves! Ruidoso Winter Park is a first class tubing area with the most exciting tubing you will find anywhere. Magic Carpet Lifts whisk you to the top on a moving conveyor. There's no need to walk uphill, which means more tubing and more FUN! Our tubing area has more lift capacity and the largest tubing snow making system in the Rockies. Twilight tubing on selected nights through the Christmas holiday. Call for times and dates.
1/4 mile west of Hwy 48 on Ski Run Rd.
575-336-7079
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