If you have never visited Ruidoso, you are missing out; and you may want to start by visiting the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce. Ruidoso is a beautiful mountain community located in south-central New Mexico. The local casinos (Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino and Ruidoso Downs Casino) are open year round. The scenery here is always gorgeous. The Hubbard Museum of the Horse is located right by the race track. In the summer you can enjoy golfing, horse racing, hiking, fishing, hunting, art galleries, antiques and lots of shopping. We also have some excellent skiing and snow boarding at Ski Apache in the winter. In the fall of the year, there is a large cowboy symposium and a large motorcycle rally. Through out the summer, there are a variety of shows and festivals, including antiques and arts of all sorts. Ruidoso is the home of the Spencer Theater.
Many other attractions in New Mexico are just a day trip away. These include Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, the Alamogordo Space Hall of Fame and Omnimax Theater, Roswell’s UFO Museum and the UFO Crash Site, Historic Lincoln County (Home of Billy the Kid), Capitan (Home of Smokey the Bear), a winery, a brewery and a distillery you can tour, ghost and mining towns, and a whole lot more which are easily within driving distance