Easy to get to, the place has some excellent areas to take pictures of these beautiful horses. It was located to another area of interest that was in walking distance.
A great museum with plenty of interesting things from the old west. If you are visiting Ruidoso for the first time, it's a great place to spend a couple of hours.
Great bits of history in the gun collection and in the history of the museums collections. Large collection of wagons and carriages. A very informative and touching photo exhibit by and about local earlier inhabitants.
Provides good overall history of the region (2nd floor). Lower (or first floor) has extensive exhibits regarding the history of horses, carriages, transportation, etc. Particular focus on the 19th century. Special treats were the firearms on display (some Billy the Kid pieces), as well as the rotating exhibits. We go every time we visit Ruidoso and always enjoy the couple... More
Small museum (about the size of a school gym) with interesting exhibits and a friendly staff. Inexpensive-- only about $6.00 for adults. Many horse-related items. Outdoor exhibit with larger-than-life horses running through a "landscape." Has a special interactive for children. Nice gift shop.
Right near the track. Lots of western exhibits and antique clothing/artifacts. Exterior garden with horse statue is good photo op. B?W photos and background history is fascinating. Not a waste of money/time
The exhibits are definitely interesting and well done--although not always museum quality, but this is made up for by the well-versed and enthusiastic docents. It looks to be a good museum for families, and we were impressed with the children's "active" area.
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