Ruidoso Museums and Attractions

If you are planning on staying with us and wondering about things to do in Ruidoso this weekend, why not go on a historical excursion? The area around our small town is steeped in history, offering the opportunity to learn more about the Old West and how the Ruidoso area developed over the years We’ve gone ahead and put together this list of Ruidoso Museums and Attractions for you to explore.

Lincoln Historical Site

If you are fascinated by the history of the wild west, visiting the Lincoln Historical Site is an absolute must. This site is widely considered to be the most authentic old west town remaining in the entire country. The entire town has been meticulously maintained to grant visitors the chance to travel back in time and see how things once were. If you were a fan of movies like Young Guns, you’re in luck. The Lincoln Historical Site was the center of the Lincoln Civil War, a bloody event that served as the basis for the aforementioned film and involved many famous persons such as:
There are annual events that are hosted here that you can learn about by visiting their website.

Fort Stanton

Another must see destination for history lovers, Fort Stanton has a long and rich history that began in 1855. Back then, it was a simple military garrison. During it’s over 155 years of history, it developed into many things, including the first tuberculosis hospital in the state as well as an internment camp for WWII German sailors. The site was also home to multiple famous historical persons, including:
Fort Stanton has been known to host live history events, showcasing activities such as horse care, flag ceremonies, and musket firing.

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

This attraction has far more recent historical significance, but it is a staple of the region nonetheless. Since 1997, this non-profit theater has been entertaining the masses through professional performances of the highest caliber. Broadway shows, European and American orchestras, dance companies, and famous comedians have all graced the community from this venue. Perhaps the most interesting part of this theater, however, is the world fame it has garnered. The structure of the building is unique, designed by world-renowned architect Antoine Predock. In 2004, the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts was named one of the seven outstanding theaters in the world by the United States Institute for Theater Technology. Other theaters that share this distinction include Zankel Hall, and the New Tempodrom in Germany.

Romantic Getaway in Ruidoso

Regardless of where you decide to go, you can always count on having a private, intimate place to retreat to once you book a cabin with us. Each cabin offers everything you need to have the perfect romantic getaway that you very much deserve.
Deer crossing a road in front of rustic cabins in a wooded area.