- Our list of the best things to do in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, features the top 22 nearby activities — including 4 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Ruidoso Downs, NM has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 2 things to do within the city of Ruidoso Downs, NM , followed by 20 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ruidoso and Capitan
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83% 76 votes
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.
69% 55 votes
1461 Hwy 70 W, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 MoreLess Info
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.
92% 49 votes
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.
83% 54 votes
With a collection of horse-drawn wagons and carriages, the Museum of the Horse contains many horse-related items including saddles, chaps and a horse statue. It also houses collections of art and guns as well as a photo exhibit.
82% 171 votes
Home to the World's Richest Quarter-Horse Race, Ruidoso Downs is an ideal entertainment destination that includes more than just the ponies. Featuring a variety of on-site restaurants and bars and year-round gaming at the Billy the Kid Casino.
84% 64 votes
101 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Ruidoso, NM MoreLess Info
The Mountain Maze attempts to form a real-life interactive maze game. The giant arrangement allows guests to search for four checkpoints and then eventually find a way out of the extensive outdoor human maze.
88% 82 votes
2342 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 MoreLess Info
Established in 1993, Noisy Water Winery provides guests with an authentic New Mexico wine and cheese tasting experience. The wines are all crafted from New Mexico Grapes, and they have a unique selection of hand-crafted artisan cheeses.
83% 6 votes
207 Eagle Drive, Ruidoso, NM 57563 MoreLess Info
Sanctuary On The River is a special events center offering a scenic setting for special events, including weddings, retreats, and seminars. The center maintains a small indoor space and a large outdoor area - and offers several spa services.
57% 69 votes
Grindstone Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, NM MoreLess Info
The Grindstone Lakes are a collection of 20-70 acre lakes surrounded by desert-like terrain. Attractions include fly, stalk, and spot fishing and a 3,000 square foot lodge that provides both dining and lodging.
96% 134 votes
523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345 MoreLess Info
Offering guided horseback tours for more than 20 years, Grindstone Stables is fun for the entire family. Visitors keep coming back to experience the breathtaking views from the trails, the friendly staff, and even sleigh rides in the winter months.