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Museum of the Horse

Address: Ruidoso, NM
Phone Number: 505-378-4142
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the horse.
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Bertram, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Flower Mound, Texas
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Dexter, New Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Not a whole lot there. What they have is ok, but not great and there's not much of it. Parts of the museum are interesting, but overall not a great experience. For the price of admission, I don't think this is worth it. There is so much to do in Lincoln County, that this ranks pretty low on the lists... More

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

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.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

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.

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