- Our list of the best things to do in Capitan, New Mexico, features the top 22 nearby activities — including 4 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Capitan, NM has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 2 things to do within the city of Capitan, NM , followed by 20 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs and Carrizozo
The Visitors Center at the Smokey Bear Historical Park features exhibits about forest health, forest fires, and fire ecology. Outdoor exhibits display six of the vegetative life zones in New Mexico, and there are also picnic areas and a playground.
Tracking the live and times of the real Smokey Bear the Smokey Bear Museum & Gift Shop allows guests to learn more about the legend. His grave site is also part of the attraction as is an extensive line of Smokey Bear souvenirs and apparel.
Located at the popular horse racing mecca, Ruidoso Downs, the Billy the Kid Casino provides visitors with gaming action and plentiful food and beverage options. The casino features a wide-variety of slot, video poker, and video blackjack machines.
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26301 Hwy 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 MoreLess Info
The history of the American West is put on display at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. Entertainment and education is woven into the programs while the exhibits show a wide collection of artifacts, including Native American artifacts, cowboy artifacts, saddles, and wagons.
The world's richest quarter-horse race is held at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. The Turf Club on the second level allows guests to have their own waiter or waitress for food and refreshments, private betting windows, and an overarching view of the track.
When visiting Ruidoso, taking a side trip to visit the Free Spirits at Noisy Water should be on your list of things to do. The eight life-size, bronze statues of galloping horses are displayed in a park-like setting and provide a perfect photo opportunity.