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Billy the Kid Scenic Byways Visitors Center

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Worth the Stop

Small but interesting museum. The museum helped us get ready as we explored the Billy The Kid... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Jeffrey R
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Spring Branch, Texas
Billy the Kid was an Orphan

Killed eight men before he was killed at the age of 21. The mosaic reference to aliens was... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
larrybO4058RT
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Amarillo, Texas
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1461 US 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Small but interesting museum. The museum helped us get ready as we explored the Billy The Kid trail one afternoon in the Ruidoso area. It is worth the stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Love old westerns so this was a good day of old history for us. The town of Lincoln has been kept well. The people that volunteer to take care of this place and tell you the history of it are amazing. Thank you . To...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Killed eight men before he was killed at the age of 21. The mosaic reference to aliens was hysterical. Turn in at the entrance to the Champions Run Resort Community.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank larrybO4058RT
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We started off Smoky Bear Museum in Capitan. It was well worth the money. Smoky is buried there, and a lot of history concerning the bear. It took about an hour to go through it all. We went from there to Fort Stanton. More great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 827vinceg
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Attraction was very interesting in that it totally changed my perception of Billy the Kid. He was not the scroundrel depicted in movies.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank joystu47
Reviewed 4 February 2018

A wonderful drive through the old West with a lot of things to see and do! It will take the better part of the day if you wish to see it all.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Lots of interesting history and friendly staff at a great price! Would recommend to anyone interested in New Mexico history.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tosha F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Nowhere on their website did it say that both places are closed on Wednesdays​. We could not see any of it as they were closed and we left the next day.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank colormehappy411
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was pretty small and did not have much to see. The map of the scenic route was helpful-we decided to drive it. It is next door to the horse sculptures and museum but is not part of it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank yogaperson
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff and really good information. The actual museum part on Billy the Kids is small but it is very good and concise information. The other side was a really cool map area!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank st_phaniep957
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