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Address: Ruidoso, NM
Phone Number: 505-378-4142
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the...
This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the horse.
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This is a small museum that really held my interest. I never knew I would be so interested in the different wagons, but they were beautiful. Lots of interesting artifacts, guns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Spicewood, Texas, United States
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Spicewood, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a small museum that really held my interest. I never knew I would be so interested in the different wagons, but they were beautiful. Lots of interesting artifacts, guns, horses, and other American West memorabilia. Very impressive.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A nice museum now called Museum of the American West. Great way to spend 2-4 hours, under 10 per person. They have some natural history exhibits. Early settlers and native Indians. Also have some historical and cultural collections.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a nice museum if you like western items. The wagons they had on display were very interesting and quite a collection. It was small so you probably don't need more than 1 - 1-1/2 hours. It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it's a nice diversion from other activities.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum is full of culture and fascinating displays. Always present is the collection of horse drawn carriages and old ranch tools and memorabilia. Late summer there was an outstanding art quilt show by members of SAQA, New Mexico and it was outstanding. According to museum schedule this show with all new material will be coming in mid August again.... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The free display outside about the various breeds is informational. The museum is just a collection of guns, carriages and a few historical pieces and pictures of the area. We went because it was hot and we aren't big shoppers! It's worth an hour of your time, and the video about the guns of Billy the Kid is insightful, however... More 

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Menifee, California, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a nice museum, but it is small. I spent approximately two hours there. I found it informative, I wish they had more stuff. The person who ran the gift shop was very nice. This is not a bad museum and I would go again.

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went to this small museum on a rainy morning. There were not many people there and we had great opportunity to meet up with a volunteer by the name of Obie. He brought the place to life for us. His information about the museum collection and the lives of the people connected to it were wonderful. Thank you, Obie.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I will admit I am NOT usually a fan of museum's. However, when we drove by and saw the large horse statues outside we were intrigued and decided to explore the museum. It was myself, my husband and our two daughters (ages 1 and 4). We all had a great time. The highlight was the small play area for the... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We found this museum VERY interesting! But, we are history lovers...if you don't enjoy seeing items used by the pioneers, farmers, Native Americans, travelers of yesteryear...don't bother going. Outside are statues of various breeds of horse - displayed in a beautiful action setting. Lots to see/read about the local area on display. Enjoy!

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Marble Falls, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are saddles and chaps on display as well as a gun display upstairs. Downstairs you will find old wagons and carriages as well as a display from the museums' benefactor.

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Address: Ruidoso, NM
Phone Number: 505-378-4142
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso

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