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Museum of the Horse

Ruidoso, NM
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Ranked #9 of 17 attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the horse.
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Green Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent stop. Even has some things the kids can climb on and touch. Very cool place and friendly people.

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Alamo Heights, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

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

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

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.

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Chandler, Arizona
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145 reviews 145 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

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

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