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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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Our family loved this little gem!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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Menifee, California, United States
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6 reviews
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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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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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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was dragged to this museum and it was sooooo boring. My kids also were completely bored. It is described as interactive, "taking you from early history in New Mexico through more modern times." Well, if you call walking around and looking at 20 different types of wagons and other horse-drawn vehicles interactive, then, fine. It's a nice collection, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They also had an additional exposition of art that we enjoyed a lot and the horse statues in the outside also look great

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W Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum has a nice variety of horse-related memorabilia including many types of wagons and carriages. There is also a large collection of art and other items donated by a local lady who had obviously spent her whole life collecting things. Not very expensive and a nice place to spend an hour.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a very nice place to visit, and if you are history buff, a must see when in Ruidoso. Displays include carriages, weapons, horse memorabila.

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We really loved the history display of the west and horses. There was a wonderful display of horse carts, they had a hearse, chuck wagon kitchen and many more. An added plus was the beautiful display of quilts. If you're visiting Ruidoso, NM and love history & museums this is a must see.

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

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