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Hubbard Museum of the American West

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sculptures outside

The sculptures that are outside of this museum make it worth the visit. The museum has many... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Lance P
The Hubbard Museum is a must see when in Ruidoso.

Lynn and I visited the Hubbard Museum for the second time recently. The Museum is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Safety Harbor, Florida
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Museum containing collections of Anne C. Stradling and the Museum of the Horse, which was originally located in Patagonia, Arizona. The Museum is open year round (with the exception of certain holiday's), from 9:00am until 5:00pm Thursday-Monday...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
26301 Hwy 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
+1 575-378-4142
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

If you're vacationing in the Sacramento Mountains of south central New Mexico, don't miss this little gem of a museum! It's convenient and easy to find, right on Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs. People seem excited to enjoy the horse races at the nearby racetrack...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The museum houses a lot of art. It has a good collection of wagons and buggies. If you are in Ruidoso in the off season as we were, the museum is open only on certain days and hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place has loads of history and good for the kiddos. We really enjoyed all the historic stuff and we aint Kids. Ha Very nice and courteous staff. They give a military discount. Must see.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The sculptures that are outside of this museum make it worth the visit. The museum has many exhibits that are interesting and informative. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lance P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was an okay museum, but nothing great. One issue would be for handicap visitors. It is hard to see the sign directing you to handicap parking. If you come from the east and just turn in the drive there was not a sign (that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This was a chosen destination on our road trip. Imagine our dismay after staying overnight in town to find the museum closed on TUESDAY morning. All of the literature says it is open every day. It was our only reason to be there. We even...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank John B
Reviewed 8 June 2018

There are two areas to the Hubbard Museum of the American West (an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution)-the indoor Hubbard Museum of the American West (open Thurs-Mon) and Dave McGary's "Free Spirits at Noisy Water" which is outdoors and is open daily and free to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joan W
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Would have loved to be able to give a good review of this museum but,even though we had a brochure that said they were open daily from 9 to 5,we got there only to see a sign on the door saying that they were open...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bbh9072016
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Lynn and I visited the Hubbard Museum for the second time recently. The Museum is a great place to see bronze horse sculptures and old carriages. It is a two level building and there is handicapped parking on the north side of the Museum. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wonderful exhibits of the American West. Firearms, wagons and personal effects of early visitors to NM are on display. Well worth a couple of hours.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank wtexram
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Response from Radiohutch | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there might be parking available for RVs. The lot certainly seemed ample. You should contact the Museum for this answer.