- 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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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.
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.
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.
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.