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Address: Ruidoso, NM
Activities: Skiing, Gambling
Description: Established in 1873 by presidential order, this reservation covers 720...
Established in 1873 by presidential order, this reservation covers 720 square miles of land in the south central part of New Mexico, where approximately 3,000 tribal members live.
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nice place

i like the place it was beautiful to enjoy the view, and seeing the indians working there we love it. we like the original of the countries. so it was nice experience. i will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Zacatecas, Mexico
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Zacatecas, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

i like the place it was beautiful to enjoy the view, and seeing the indians working there we love it. we like the original of the countries. so it was nice experience. i will definetly go again. soon

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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459 reviews 459 reviews
166 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a very brief visit to the cultural center located in the very large parking lot across from the community grocery store. No hours were posted. When we got there, it was closed for a break. When it opened, the caretaker told us we had ten minutes to visit as he had to leave for the day. So we... More 

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Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This offers a nice mix of activities . Walking in serene mountain landscapes to the bling on the Inn of the Mountain Gods there is enough here for a relaxing two day retreat.

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Navasota, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Enjoyed the Inn of the Mountain Gods casino! We won and had a good time playing and taking in the football game at the bar. Machines are good but take either pennies or dollars! Driving through the area the scenery was beautiful and everything covered in snow!

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Marble Falls, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The scenery was nice and they have guided hunting trips available as well as walking trails and a casino with inn and gold course

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Houston, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My brother and I used to go camping on the reservation when we were younger......years ago. We remember the great camping & fishing that was available and the absence of commercialism. So disappointing to see that there is now a casino, no camping or fishing like what we knew, and it's just so commercialized now. Disappointing.

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Abilene, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Hubby and I went for dinner, gambling, and Bill Engvall show. Dinner was really good. Service was excellent. Casino was really clean, and the smoke smell wasn't overwellming. The show was fun, seats were really close together. Great time.

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The hotel/casino is located in such a gorgeous setting and it is such a beautiful complex, from the unique entrance to the beautiful décor. This is definitely a must see.

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Colleyville, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Ruidoso NM area has received a lot of rain this summer and the golf course at The Inn of the Mountain Gods is in excellent shape. The fairways were lush and the greens were fast and true. The layout is spectacular as winds it's way through the tall pines, numerous water hazards, and elevation changes. With the wet conditions,... More 

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

They do it up right with a rodeo, tribal dancing, and vendors. We enjoyed the rodeo very much and also the hoop dancers! Very talented! The weather was pretty perfect, probably didn't get above 80, and at one point gave us a nice shower! The area is beautiful and it is really neat to see the native traditions. I highly... More 

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