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Free Spirits at Noisy Water

9432, Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: This monumental outdoor sculpture depicts eight bronze horses, each weighing 3,000-5,000 pounds, running majestically through a wild landscape.
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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had a great time here with the wife. Would recommend this place to anyone who loves the wild west. Will be coming back agian

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Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is such a lovely, peaceful place to visit. The sculptures are absolutely beautiful. Amazing life-like and several are balancing on one hoof. The park is grassy & shaded with paved pathways that make it easy to walk. A beautiful little park to relax & enjoy. It is beside the Hubbard Museum about a mile past Ruidoso Downs

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Pacifica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

These horses are beautiful to look at. Stroll around and then check out the museum. If you like horses this is something to see.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Larger than life horses gallop over a hill and through a pretty park. Definitely a fun photo op. Other reviews mentioned the balancing on one hoof so we were especially looking for those. It was quite amazing. All of the horses are identified with a placard sign with a blurb about the particular breed. The horses are right by the... More

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our stop here. Sculptures were so beautiful. The visitor center is next door which added to the stop. Two Geocaches in area which enhanced the visit. Makes for a great photo op!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Very well done. Peaceful setting and worth the time spent. Was impressed at how realistic the statues were.

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Chaparral, NM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Larger-than-life horses running through a landscape. Comfortable walkway (some steps and incline) with benches and good spots for photos. Signs giving descriptions of the breeds.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

These wonderful statues are one and a half times life size and weight a ton or more each. Some of the horses are balanced on one hoof. They represent the American horse breeds and are beautifully done, with Dave's attention to detail. There are swirls in the hair of their coats, and are wonderful to spend time looking at and... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Beautiful, vibrant depictions of American horse breeds - greenery and benches make this a wonderful place to sit and contemplate.

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Rockwall, TX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
17 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is a must see when you go to Ruidoso. It doesn't take long and is a good place for pictures. I especially love it because my favorite horse, the Appaloosa, is one of the sculptures. It's amazing how only one hoof on one of the horses actually touches the ground and holds up the whole sculpture.

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