Welcome to Downtown Ruidoso, NM

The ultimate Playground of the Southwest.

"The ultimate Playground of the Southwest."

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A little about Ruidoso

Lincoln County is home to a rich history, seasonal recreation and world class entertainment. Enjoy winter skiing or snowboarding at Ski Apache, summer at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and year-round on the hiking and mountain biking trails of the Lincoln National Forest. Don’t miss a show at Spencer Theater, Inn of the Mountain Gods or from some of the local troupes. Festivals abound year-round with the Ruidoso Art Festival, Festival of Lights, Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally and Mountain of Blues Festival. Perfectly situated, our mountain resort is ideal for weddings, conventions, or family reunions and has everything including horseback riding, golfing, shopping, dining and art. Try your luck at one of the three area casinos and on the horses. Bring the family and enjoy Flying J Wranglers, Funtrackers Funpark or fishing in the Rio Ruidoso!

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The history of Ruidoso

Lincoln County has been home to some of the most storied historical figures in the history of the West. The Mescalero Apache homeland surrounds us. Soldiers serving at Fort Stanton, built in 1855 to protect settlers in “Indian Country”, include a veritable who’s who of the West: Kit Carson, Blackjack Pershing, and the Buffalo Soldiers were all based at the Fort in the mid to late 19th Century. The Lincoln County War broke out in 1878 in a squabble-turned-deadly over supplying Fort Stanton, notable for the number of semi-mythical participants - Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, John Chisum and merchants L.G. Murphy, James Dolan and John Tunstall were all major figures in the war. Old Lincoln is now a restored historic district, one of Americas top 10 "True West Towns." A year after the Lincoln County Wars, gold was discovered near White Oaks, NM, and it quickly became the state's second largest city (after Santa Fe). A haven for cattle rustlers and outlaws (including Billy).

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720 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, New Mexico

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Businesses in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Here is a collection of downtown Ruidoso, New Mexico businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


The Adobe Fine Art


World-class contemporary art masters of diverse genres


Along the River RV and camp park


We have 32 RV sites, 12 tent sites, and 1 cabin that sleeps 6


Ed's Casa Vista


Room for the entire family


Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort


Experience a resort and casino that is above and beyond


The Lodge at Sierra Blanca


Escape to four-season recreation and relaxation


Upper Canyon Inn


We have cozy suites, studios, or cabins,


Tularosa Vineyards

Museums / Attractions

International award winning wines


Can't Stop Smokin'


OUR Service & Satisfaction is guaranteed!


Casa Blanca


A Favorite For Tourist And Local Patrons


Laughing Sheep Farm


Best kept secret in Lincoln County NM!


Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House


Good and good for you


The Ranchers Steak and Seafood


Classically beautiful steakhouse atmosphere


Blue Lotus Day Spa


Massage Therapy, Facials, Waxing and Yoga


Coco B's


It's a truly unique shoppiing experience!


Gypsy Hounds Boutique


Gypsy Hydes collection of Vintage Leather Belts


No Bones About It


Gourmet Dog Bakery & Pet Boutique


Rustic Diva's


Womens Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes and Accessories!


Yesterday Antiques


Featuring great treasures and high quality antiques.