Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter
Weekly Events for November 21 - 27, 2018
Featured Events
Winter Park Opening Day!
Thursday, November 22.  Ruidoso Winter Park has a first class tubing area offering some of the most exciting tubing you will find anywhere.  NEW VIP IGLOOS!  Call to reserve.  575-336-7079.
Grindstone Sleigh Rides Opening Day!
Thursday, November 22.  Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through historic Upper Canyon!  Call for reservations at 575-257-2241.
Ramon Ayala at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Saturday, November 24, 7 pm.  "King of the Accordion" Ramon Ayala is headed for the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods.  CLICK HERE for ticket information.   
Christmas Tree Lighting at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Sunday, November 25, 1:30 to 6 pm.  Join us for this free event filled with sweet treats, family-friendly entertainment and our spectacular Christmas Tree lighting.   CLICK HERE for schedule of activities.   
Christmas Tree Permit Sale at the Smokey Bear Ranger Station - November 13 - December 21.  With a permit, a tree may be cut in most areas within the Lincoln National Forest, except in a "wilderness" or designated "closed" area.  Permits are $10.  Call 575-257-4095 for more information. 
Yoga for Every Body at High Mesa Healing Center - Wednesday, November 21, 10:00 am.  Call 575-336-7777 for more information. 
Preschool Story Time at the Ruidoso Public Library - Wednesday, November 21, 10:30 am.  Call 575-258-3704 for more information. 
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at Inn of the Mountain Gods -  Every Wednesday, 7 pm.  CLICK HERE for more information.   
Feast of the Leftovers at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House - Thursday, November 22, 2 to 8 pm.  Bring your leftovers to our free potluck dinner!  Doors open at 2; potluck starts around 6 pm.  Enjoy NFL football on the big screen.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Thursday Night Karaoke at Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods -  Every Thursday, 6:30 to 9 pm. Open Mic. 
Rich Chorne's All Star Review at Sacred Grounds - Friday, November 23, 8 pm.  $15 Cover Charge.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information.
5K Turkey Trot at White Mountain Sports Complex - Saturday, November 24, Registration starts at 8:30 am. Race begins at 10 am.  Bring one or more cans of food to support the Lincoln County Food Bank.  Call 575-257-5030 for more information. 
Sunday Gospel Brunch at Sacred Grounds - Sunday, November 25, Noon to 2 pm.  Come join Jamie and A.K.A. for a wonderful gospel celebration.  Tickets are $15 and include music and buffet.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information.  
Thanksgiving Meals
Happy Thanksgiving

Below is a list of Restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner:

Nightly entertainment in and around Lincoln County

The Quarters - Nightly - DJ 

Win, Place, Show - Nightly - Live Country Music 

Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Live Music 

Cree Meadows Country Club - Friday Night - All You Can Eat Catfish & Live Music  

Billy's Sports Bar, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino - Friday - DJ 

Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House - Fridays - Open Mic 

Wendell's Restaurant, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Classic Guitar 

Wendell's Lounge, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Live Music

Comedy Club @ Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Wednesday Nights 


Don't Drive After Drinking!  Need a ride?  Download the Lyft App now!   

Area Museums
Capitan Train Depot Museum -  575-336-2862
Hubbard Museum of the American West - 575-378-4142
Fox Cave -  575-378-9954 
Smokey Bear Historical Park -  575-354-2748
Smokey Bear Museum & Gift Shop -  575-354-2298
Ft. Stanton Museum & Visitor's Center -   575-354-0341 
"Old Lincoln State Monument" - 575-653-4372   
Carrizozo Heritage Museum - 575-648-2102 
Corona Museum - 575-849-3277
White Oaks Schoolhouse Museum - 575-648-2521
Miner's Home & Tool Shed Museum - 575-648-2521  
Art Galleries
Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery:  101 El Ojito, Hondo, NM; 575-653-4062
Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery:  105 La Rinconada Ln, San Patricio, NM 575-653-4331
Josie's Framery:  2917 Sudderth Drive; 575-257-4156
Malkerson Gallery 408:  408 Twelfth Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499
Mountain Arts Gallery:  2530 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-9748
Pinon Pottery Studio & Gallery:  3 mi E of Walmart Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs; 575-378-4270
Tanner Tradition:  624 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-8675
The Adobe Fine Art:  2905 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-5795
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography:  401 12th Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499 
Three Area Casinos

Billy the Kid Casino: 575-378-4431  

Casino Apache Travel Center: 1-877-277-4577
Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
: 1-877-277-4577
The Cree Meadows Golf Course:
301 Country Club Drive, (575)257-5815.  
The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso: 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, (800)854-6571.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course:
Mescalero, (575)464-7941 or (575)464-7945. 

Rainmakers Golf Course:  230 Pueblo Loop, Alto.  (575)336-4653.  Rainmakers is a semi-private course.   


Things to do for Families and Kids

.  Call for days and hours at 575-464-3633.
APACHE EAGLE ZIPRIDER at Inn of the Mountain Gods:  Call for days and hours at 575-464-3633.
BACK COUNTRY ATTITUDE:  OHV buggy tours and guided mountain bike rides, 575-973-1911
FUNTRACKERS: Family entertainment complex.  Open daily during the summer.  575-257-3275
DISC GOLF:  Call 575-257-5030 for more info. 
KID'S KONNECTION PLAYGROUND:  Call  575-257-5030 for more info.
HORSEBACK RIDING:  Grindstone Stables, 575-257-2241,;  Inn of the Mountain Gods, 575-464-5141;  Runnels Bonito Riding Stables, 575-354-2778
MIDTOWN CARRIAGE RIDES AND SLEIGH RIDES by Grindstone Stables:  Call 575-973-3533 for more information.    
PINNACLE TRAIL SYSTEMS DESIGNS:  Mountain Bike instruction for beginners and intermediates along with bike rentals and guiding services.  575-639-1415.  
RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER:  Call for more info 575-258-3557
RUIDOSO PUBLIC LIBRARY: Call for more information 258-3704
TENNIS COURTS:  Free public courts behind the MCM Elegante and at Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth Dr. 
SIERRA CINEMA:  Call for more information 575-257-9444. 
SKATEBOARD PARK:  Call for information 575-257-5030
SWIMMING POOL: 575-257-2795 - CLOSED for the season -
BOATING AND FISHING:  Grindstone and Alto Lakes - April 1 to October 31 575-257-5030   
RUIDOSO WINTER PARK:  Tubing and Family Fun!  
SKI APACHE SKI AREA:  Zip Tour, skiing, gondola and mountain bike rentals daily during the summer.  Call for availability.  575-464-3600.   
SEEPING SPRINGS TROUT LAKES AND RV PARK:  Private fishing pond.  Call for hours and information.  4 miles east of Racetrack on Hwy 70.  575-378-4216.  
Upcoming Events
Now that you have experienced Ruidoso, you must plan another trip soon.  For a list of upcoming events to to 
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Ruidoso Visitor Center | | |
720 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Friday:  8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday:  9 am to 3 pm