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“Small but great museum of local and western history”

Museum of the Horse
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This unique museum has an amazing collection of all things related to the horse.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
201 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Small but great museum of local and western history”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great bits of history in the gun collection and in the history of the museums collections. Large collection of wagons and carriages. A very informative and touching photo exhibit by and about local earlier inhabitants.

Visited April 2013
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English first
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Name is wrong! Hubbard Museum.”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent stop. Even has some things the kids can climb on and touch. Very cool place and friendly people.

Visited April 2013
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Alamo Heights, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent way to spend a couple of hours”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Provides good overall history of the region (2nd floor). Lower (or first floor) has extensive exhibits regarding the history of horses, carriages, transportation, etc. Particular focus on the 19th century. Special treats were the firearms on display (some Billy the Kid pieces), as well as the rotating exhibits. We go every time we visit Ruidoso and always enjoy the couple of hours we spend there.

Visited March 2013
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Chaparral, NM
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hubbard Museum of Natural History”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Small museum (about the size of a school gym) with interesting exhibits and a friendly staff. Inexpensive-- only about $6.00 for adults.
Many horse-related items.
Outdoor exhibit with larger-than-life horses running through a "landscape."
Has a special interactive for children. Nice gift shop.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank William F
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Chandler, Arizona
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262 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Lots of Local History+ Statuary”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Right near the track. Lots of western exhibits and antique clothing/artifacts. Exterior garden with horse statue is good photo op. B?W photos and background history is fascinating. Not a waste of money/time

Visited October 2012
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