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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Ruidoso is approximately 4,600 (1990), 8029 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3784 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ruidoso is 36.739 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ruidoso to Washington DC is 1713 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 160 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ruidoso is positioned 33.36 degrees north of the equator and 105.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ruidoso elevation is 6,900 feet above sea level.


west of Roswell in southcentral New Mexico in the Sacramento Mountains which are part of the Lincoln National Forest. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

This community along the Ruidoso River began in the 1890's as a trading post. The old water wheel of the trading post still stands on Main Street.
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Ruidoso is a popular year-round resort area. Reservations are recommended for all attractions and lodging, particularly during the summer months.

Ruidoso Downs
A resort community near Ruidoso which features quarter horse and Thoroughbred racing. While you are here, visit the Museum of the Horse a half mile from the track. There are life-size models, tack and paintings which are a significant collection of historic and other western artworks. Call 505 378-4142 for more information on the museum.

Hubbard Museum of the American West
Founded in 1992, this museum houses a great collection of carriages, wagons, saddles fine art and Indian artifacts.
P.O. Box 40
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346
Phone: (505) 378-4142
Fax: (505) 378-4166
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Ruidoso City Government

Village of Ruidoso
P.O. Drawer 69
Phone: 505-258-4343

Ruidoso Chamber

Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
720 Sudderth Dr.
P.O. Box 698
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88355
Phone: 505-257-7395
Toll-free: 800 253-2255
Fax: 505-257-4693

Ruidoso Organizations

Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
720 Sudderth Dr.
P.O. Box 698
Ruidoso, New Mexico 88355
Phone: 505-257-7395
Toll-free: 800 253-2255
Fax: 505-257-4693

Ruidoso Libraries

Ruidoso Public Library
P.O. Box 8690
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Phone: 505-257-4335

Ruidoso Schools

Ruidoso Municipal School District
Phone: (505) 257-4051
Fax: (505) 257-4150

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