Live Racing begins May 22. Fridays through Mondays through Labor Day. Known as the home of the World’s richest two year old quarter horse race, the $3 million All American Futurity. Thoroughbreds and quarter horses race all summer with post time at 1 p.m. General admission is free. Kids welcome. Along with the horse racing action, Billy the Kid Casino is next door with slot machines, video poker, Blackjack and Keno. Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill has live entertainment and great food specials. 26225 Highway 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM
Fox Cave is truly a sight to behold. One step inside, and you'll know you've found a treasure. There are many fascinating objects to see, including: a Tyrannosaurus Rex head, fossils and geodes, Indian and old west artifacts, and much, much more. You can also pan for gold and gems - an adventure to see what it would be like to participate in the Gold Rush. Take a look around while you enjoy a cold drink and marvel at the natural architecture of the cave itself and the area's scenic mountains. 6 miles east of Ruidoso Downs on Hwy 70 - 575-378-9954
Hondo is the home of one of New Mexico's most successful jewelry studios: featuring the work of artist Alice Warder Seely. Seely's pewter jewelry is purchased by over 500 galleries, national parks, and museum gift stores throughout the USA. Take a guided tour to see how molds are made, how jewelry is cast, hand finished, and packaged. Free gifts for children under 12. Buy direct at factory prices. Combine your visit with a visit to the Hondo Iris Farm. Tours are available on Fridays 10-4, 575. 653.4062. Mile Marker 286, Hwy 70 (between Ruidoso and Roswell).
May 1-May 31, Hondo Iris Festival.In May hundreds of Irises are in full bloom at the Hondo Iris Farm. The Farm is open to visitors every day in May from 8-5, and admission is free. Visitors can roam one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens replete with Iris, and native plants in the botanical garden. There is a 'hummingbird' porch, a pond with a fountain and gold fish, places for a picnic lunch, and an interesting gallery in a 150 year old adobe building. The gallery features paintings, sculpture, and jewelry by Hondo artist Alice Warder Seely, and imported gifts, clothing, and ceramics. Children are welcome. 24 miles east of Ruidoso, at mile marker 284 on Hwy. 70.
If you can ride a bike, you can 'scoot'!Rent a new scooter for a 1/2 day, a day, week or more from Ruidoso's only scooter rental company. Get as close to nature as you can imagine. Let the cool mountain breezes muss your hair, and get up close to the deer, the elk and the bears but not to worry, you can out run 'em! It's the experience of a Harley, but without the tattoos! No special license required. 2200 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345
Great food and excellent family entertainment! Since the opening some 28 years ago, we have fed and entertained over 630,000 guests! We have pony rides for kids, an 'old west town' with gift shops, a pistol range, gold panning, a great cowboy dinner featuring the Flying J's beef and chicken, potato, cowboy beans, biscuits, spice cake, chunky applesauce, coffee, tea and lemonade. After dinner we perform a Western Stage Show featuring the Flying J Wranglers! Hwy. 48 - 1/2 mile North of the Alto Post Office
New Mexico's premier mountain resort awaits with impeccable service, mouthwatering cuisine for every palate, incredible gaming action, and breathtaking alpine scenery to nurture your soul. Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico just outside of Ruidoso, guests return time and time again to Inn of the Mountain Gods to enjoy the clean mountain air, stunning panoramic views, and exciting entertainment options. 287 Carrizo Canyon Road Mescalero, NM 88340
A landmark 514-seat world-class theater which, on the average, hosts a major touring Broadway show, dance or musical performance every 11 days year-round during separate summer and winter seasons. Four major Dale Chihuly glass installations. Check the Spencer site for coming events and online ticket purchasing. Public tours Tues & Thurs at 10 Off Mechem/Rt. 48 on Airport Highway 220, Alto, New Mexico 88312
Plan your pet's vacation while you're planning your vacation. Doggy daycare and resort boarding with large, secure play yards and great staff! We pamper your kitties also with 8 luxury cat condos. That's why so many of our guests scratch at the door to get in Thundering Paws! Your pets will enjoy their vacation while you enjoy yours! All pets must have record of current vaccinations including Kennel Cough.
114 Lone Mesa Court, Alto, NM 88312 - Across from the Spencer Theater
Twists, turns, bumps, jumps and bobsled curves! Ruidoso Winter Park is a first class tubing area with the most exciting tubing you will find anywhere. Magic Carpet Lifts whisk you to the top on a moving conveyor. There's no need to walk uphill, which means more tubing and more FUN! Our tubing area has more lift capacity and the largest tubing snow making system in the Rockies. Twilight tubing on selected nights through the Christmas holiday. Call for times and dates. 1/4 mile west of Hwy 48 on Ski Run Rd.