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Interesting side activity while visiting Fox Cave

The River Museum has some interesting and informative exhibits. It only takes a few minutes for... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2015
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Cool Displays

Start was a bit of a treasure hunt. The place had relocated but most things found on-line showed... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2015
Yokosuka, Japan
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  • Average18%
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  • Terrible9%
Oct 8, 2017
“A must see in Ruidoso!!”
Jul 9, 2017
“Not exactly what I expected”
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here on our move from Washington State to Texas and heard about the Fox Cave. First off, this place existed in the 1950's and has all lot of history from when the Apache Indians used the cave to travel as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank AlexD984
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This museum was strange to say the least. There are four small buildings each with a different theme. The Billy the Kid room had a few interesting facts mostly about Pat Garrett and was the most informative of the four. The Titanic room only had...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

The River Museum has some interesting and informative exhibits. It only takes a few minutes for each exhibit. There are some good photo opportunities.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank travelady56
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Some of the most beautiful pottery from NM, and Colorado potters and some beautiful artwork. Very nice shop and very helpful staff. Pricing appropriate for high quality merchandise.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank banana3tx
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Start was a bit of a treasure hunt. The place had relocated but most things found on-line showed the old agrees so after an hour of searching my college adult son figured it out and dialed us in to the location out front of the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank WilliamP204
Reviewed October 13, 2014

I really liked this store. Purchased a few things and spoke to the very friendly employee. Some bizarre goods, nice jewelry, and interesting souvenirs. They had a lot of beads that were at very good prices.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My family and I had a great time learned a ton and the lady helped us with history of the track and shared with is about the hubbords .. Very well displayed

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank ShanaC203
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Moved to fox cave so my lady and I went there. It was horrible. Tourist trap. The front desk lady was odd in A bad way. Nothing but gimmicks for sale.

4  Thank Reddymurphy
Reviewed September 23, 2013

What an amazing little museum! There is so much stuff that it is beyond grasping. There is an incredibly large amount of information on Billy the Kid in the basement. In contrast, there are souvenirs of movie stars in one section upstairs. The best part...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank oicrnow
Reviewed July 6, 2013

My hubby and I visited this. museum in late Sept. 2012. We were on our anniversary trip aand it had rained. We were pleasantly surprisedbythisawesome museum. We plan to return again..

Date of experience: September 2012
4  Thank karle333
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