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Hubbard Museum of the American West

26301 Hwy 70 West, P.O. Box 40, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
505.378.4142
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Type: History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Museum containing collections of Anne C. Stradling and the Museum of the Horse, which was originally located in Patagonia, Arizona. The Museum is open... more » Owner description: Museum containing collections of Anne C. Stradling and the Museum of the Horse, which was originally located in Patagonia, Arizona. The Museum is open year round, from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Annual Fundraiser in July. « less
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Santa Fe, NM
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a real hidden gem. Mostly put together through the collection of a wealthy eastern woman who came west in the early 20th century, the collection features an impressive collection of wagons, chuck wagons, carriages from the late nineteenth century. Also an interesting collection of household items, photos and firearms.

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Ruidoso
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My whole family enjoyed the museum, even my 2 year old. They have a little of everything for all ages to look at.

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United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to the Hubbard Museum. In the past we have walked the entire museum and seen the American West exhibits which are very good. This visit we went for the Quilt and Fabric Arts Show, "A Walk in the Wild". I have been to a lot of quilt shows but this one took the cake! It... More

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Amarillo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was expecting this museum to be a lot bigger but still a very nice place to visit. Area for kids to play dress up and get into a wagon is great!!! Coupons available online!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Thought that this museum will be just an ordinary one. My hubby and I are not into south western culture,glad we checked this out.Learned so much about covered wagons, coaches , carriages and guns.There were some Indian art and artifacts.Very interesting and educational. We also loved the exquisite art quilts exhibit.I surely am going to bring my siblings here next... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As a horsey person on holiday from England this was a must visit for me and I certainly wasnt disappointed. Great exhibits inside and beautiful horse statues outside. My non horsey husband and 15 y old son had a nice surprise as they really enjoyed it too. My husband particularly enjoyed the photo exhibition.All in all a great visit for... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Some time back I looked at a U Tube of this museum. Seemed to be predominately a large number of common wagons & coaches. Since wagons & coaches don't interest me, I didn't go till my hubby wanted to. The best thing there was something I was unaware exists, truely fine art quilts! This is a new media to me... More

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Austin
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148 reviews 148 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was trying to rain so we were looking for something inside to do and this was a surprise. It is a 2 story museum with one wealthy woman's collections. In the lower level they had costumes, a play house, fake horses to sit on, and a buggy to pose in for pictures. The kids loved that. They had some... More

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Las Cruces
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was fun walking around and looking at all the displays and they had some fun things for the kids to do. They could sit in an old wagon and take photos.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great way to spend a little time before the races!!! Really enjoyed looking at the old pictures of Ruidoso in the early years

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