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Smokey Bear Museum and Gift Shop

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Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
+1 575-354-2748
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no discoubte for military

For 30 years I have been recommending this place for families. I just took another couple to the... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2016
artist5551
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
Smokey: An American Icon

We visited this nice museum again, having been here 20 or more years ago. The old museum is now a... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2016
Ron S
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“for sale” (11 reviews)
“nature walk” (3 reviews)
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Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
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+1 575-354-2748
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

For 30 years I have been recommending this place for families. I just took another couple to the museum this last Sunday afternoon,(June 12th 2016).. I asked one simple question, do you offer a military or disabled veteran discount. I was quiet rudely told that...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2016

We visited this nice museum again, having been here 20 or more years ago. The old museum is now a cabin next door. It has been replaced with a wonderful facility that tells the story of the famous bear, his era and firefighting. The museum...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Great log cabin, great staff but so little to buy, especially considering it was smokey bear days weekend and tourist season is a month away. I expected more.

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Reviewed April 29, 2016

Being an adult now I hadn't thought about Smoky the Bear since I was a kid. I can still sing the theme song or at least most of it. If you have children or grew up with this very important spokes person you need to...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Kind of interesting museum about fire fighting and the history of Smokey the Bear. I would not go out of my way to see it, and would only stop if you are not in hurry. Seemed to be mostly posters and photos from the Forest...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

they are so friendly and nice at this museum. the exhibits explain the story of smokey bear and also describe the local area. they is a little nature park next to the museum for a little walk with nature.

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Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the drive to see this little gem! The gift shop had great memorabilia & so much history which my husband loved. The museum & grounds were so interesting. I hate to admit that I did not know Smokey the Bear was a real...More

Thank Julia H
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Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Quaint, well done, informative. Able to learn about the real Smokey Bear & firefighting efforts. Well worth the time to stop & see the museum & grounds

Thank ConnieL1950
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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We brought are 3 year old in after visiting the park and we're pretty bummed to find out that literally every piece of merchandise for anyone under 6 yrs old was sold out. Maybe I'm crazy but I would imagine a large number of the...More

Thank Donito B
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Reviewed November 30, 2015

Selection of shirts and other items seems to be shrinking (from the last time I was there). The lady was nice enough, but we called both days and no one answered the phone (to make sure it was open). Our kids were poking around and...More

Thank zacman70
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Response from Sheila D | Reviewed this property |
I went to a search engine and put in smokey bear New Mexico and the museum came up. It says they are open daily.
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