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Ruidoso
Situated ideally at the center between the Lincoln National Forest to the south and the northeast and the Valley of Fires State Park to the northwest, Ruidoso is a still-sleepy mountain town despite its recent growth and popularity with tourists. The majestic Sierra Blanca towers over the city, tempting snow bunnies to the slopes of nearby Ski Apache. The race track at Ruidoso Downs and the casino at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort promise chance and adventure of a different sort.

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Lincoln National Forest
Lincoln National Forest
Owner description: This vast 1.1 million-acre forest region is comprised of separate recreational sections including Ruidoso Valley, Cloudcroft and Carlsbad, which are all located throughout the... more Owner description: This vast 1.1 million-acre forest region is comprised of separate recreational sections including Ruidoso Valley, Cloudcroft and Carlsbad, which are all located throughout the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico. less
Attraction type: Forests
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Ruidoso Downs
Ruidoso Downs
Racetrack that is the home to the world's richest quarter-horse race.
Attraction type: Horse Tracks
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Casino Apache
Casino Apache
Casino offering poker, craps and slots.
Attraction type: Casinos
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Pillow's Funtrackers
Pillow's Funtrackers
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Museum of the Horse
Museum of the Horse
This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the horse.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe Co
Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe Co
Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Diner, American, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hall of Flame Burgers
Hall of Flame Burgers
Ranked #2 of 87 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room
Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room
Ranked #3 of 87 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tina's Cafe
Tina's Cafe
Ranked #4 of 87 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Village Buttery
Village Buttery
Ranked #5 of 87 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sitzmark Chalet Inn
2.5 of 5
Sitzmark Chalet Inn
$57 - $122
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
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Whispering Pine Cabins
Whispering Pine Cabins
$99 - $275
Comfort Inn - Midtown
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn - Midtown
$79 - $191
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
3.5 of 5
Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
$113 - $158
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso
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Story Book Cabins
Story Book Cabins
$129 - $189
Arrowhead Motel and RV Park
Arrowhead Motel and RV Park
$59 - $119
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Ruidoso

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