Fox Cave

Fox Cave, Glencoe: Address, Phone Number, Fox Cave Reviews: 3.5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
Read more

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
23 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
7
Average
5
Poor
4
Terrible
0

Masch40
Alamogordo, NM158 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Fun and thought provoking we enjoyed the time we spent here and the people we met. The museums were interesting and a fun step back in time. The Pat Garrett museum was interesting and well laid out. It told the story about the sheriff shooting Billy the Kid had many artifacts and newspaper accounts of the event. All very believable and well displayed. The celebrity memorabilia museum took me back to my childhood and I really liked the alien museum. The cave is an impressive gift shop with most of the items being made in New Mexico. I am glad we stopped and would recommend taking the time to explore.
Written June 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lvathauer
El Paso, TX2 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Our kids (ranging age 5-10) loved panning for stones and figuring out which ones they collected. It was a bit pricey. I suggest that you stop if it's already along your route, but definitely do not go out of your way to visit there. The gift shop is nice but has way too many shiny things to attract the clumsy hands of kids. The people working there were very friendly and enthusiastic about the property.
Written July 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OregonStrider
Portland, OR584 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Tourist trap? Well, kind of, yes...but no one is forcing anyone to buy anything. We didn't spend a dime, but enjoyed stopping and checking the place out. LOTs of gem stones, minerals, crystals, fossils and other "stuff". Actually, a lot of it is not overpriced at all, like some of the crystal geodes, for example. There is a lot to see here and the couple who were running the place while we were there were friendly and did not apply pressure for a sale. I wouldn't drive out of my way there as a destination, but would stop by again should I find my rig driving by.
Written March 28, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark R
Kerrville, TX101 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
My curiosity got the best of me when driving by on Hwy 70 to Ruidoso. Fox Cave is basically a souvenir/rock shop that is built into a shelter cave on the side of the hill. It is interesting to see how the rock façade is constructed across the front of the cave entrance to form the large room that houses the displays and merchandise. They have a rather diverse selection of souvenirs & jewelry, and nice selection of rocks, minerals, gems, & geodes.
Fox cave is right on Hwy. 70 about 20 miles east of Ruidoso and there is no admission to the "cave". If you've got an extra 30 minutes or so and the kids are getting restless sitting in the car, I would recommend checking it out.
Written August 12, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathy T
Las Cruces, NM94 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Besides being a really nifty, quirky place, the staff are fun and easy going and will help you find just the right rock or souvenier in their gift shop. If you are in the area - worth the stop.
Written July 27, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mighty_Road_Warrior
Austin, Texas124 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This gift shop is relatively unchanged from when it was built into a cliff cave post-WWII. It's neat to shop in a walled-up "cave". It brings back fond childhood memories of shopping in souvenir/rock shops in the 50s/60s/70s. It's not an art gallery or boutique like most of the shops in nearby Ruidoso which is welcoming. It's more of a traditional rock and souvenir shop.
Written November 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

andrea m
Wolverhampton, UK249 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We were driving from Roswell to El Paso just pulled over so my partner could drive for a while. Really glad we did. This is a really interesting little stop. Great staff chatty and very helpful . Some funky stuff for sale and gifts. We had an ice cream and sat out side on a bench took some good pics with the weird stuff out side. .... if your passing stop and check it out.
Written August 29, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Singh_it
Dallas, TX18 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Good place for souvenirs and for kids. The cave itself is smaller than I expected. Good place, but not what we expected.
Written August 18, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dawnelle B
310 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Cannot believe the collection in the museum buildings. So hard to believe all these rare collectibles are in one place in a small town. You have to walk through the museum buildings!!!!!!!
Written July 15, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

New_Cruisers_58
Denver City, TX30 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Went there to see if it would be good for our little grandkids. We found out that all ages would enjoy from finding gems and minerals to walking in part of a cave to seeing some of Lincoln County history in different buildings
Written July 13, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 23
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Fox Cave