Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter
Weekly Events for April 18 - 24, 2018
Featured Events
12 Hours in the Wild West Mountain Bike Race at Grindstone Lake
Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake Trail System!  12 hour and 6 hour options available.      

COPE Dancing for the Cause at Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7 pm.  Join us for this stellar event of entertainment, dancing, a cash bar and fun!  Proceeds support the domestic violence programs and services COPE provides to Lincoln County.  COPE office 575-258-4946.

The Great American Clean-Up at Schoolhouse Park in Ruidoso 
Sunday, April 22.  Registration begins at 12:30 pm, cleanup is from 1 to 4 pm.  Trash bags and gloves provided.  Call Parks and Rec for more information at 257-5030.  

Keep Ruidoso Downs Beautiful at All American Park
Saturday, April 21, 8 am to 12 pm.  Trash bags and gloves provided.  Lunch and prizes after a hard day's work!

State Street Ballet's "Cinderella" at Spencer Theater
Sunday, April 22, 2 pm.  This original, highly acclaimed production of Cinderella is a light hearted retelling of the beloved fairy tale.  CLICK HERE for ticket information.   
Preschool Story Time at Ruidoso Public Library - Wednesday, April 18. 10:30 am.  Call 575-258-3704 for more information. 
After School Art Classes for Kids at Art Ruidoso Gallery - Wednesday, April 18.  Ages 6 to 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Ages 10 to 14 from 4 to 6 pm.  Call 575-808-1133 for more information. 
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at Inn of the Mountain Gods - Every Wednesday at 7 pm.    CLICK HERE for more information.   
Mom and Tots Playgroup at the Ruidoso Community Center -  Every Thursday, 10:30 am.  Call 575-640-7076 for more information.   
Cornerstone Bakery and Cafe Ribbon Cutting, Open House, and Business After Hours -  Thursday, April 19, 4 to 7 pm.  Refreshments and a pie eating contest!  Bring your family and friends and enjoy this event. For more information, contact Brian at 575-257-1842.
Ruidoso Girls Fastpitch League Registration -  Thursdays and Mondays, at Horton Gymnasium and Ruidoso Parks and Rec., 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Call 575-257-5030 for more information.   
Thursday Night Karaoke at Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods -  Every Thursday, 6:30 to 9 pm. Open Mic. 
Chautauqua featuring Ann Beyke as Rosie the Riveter at Ruidoso Public Library - Saturday, April 21, 11 am.  Call 575-258-3704 for more information. 
Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents "Trinity" at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo - Saturday, April 21, 4 pm.  Call 575-648-2757 for more information. 
Classy Glass at Heart of the Desert - Sunday, April 22, 1 to 4 pm.  Enjoy a day of instructor supervised enamel painting on wine glasses and wine bottles while enjoying Heart of the Desert Wine.  Call 575-434-0035 for more information.
RHS Benefit Golf Scramble at the Links at Sierra Blanca - Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1 pm shotgun start.  The third of four scrambles.  Call 575-258-5330 to sign up.   
After School Art Classes for Kids at Art Ruidoso Gallery - Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24.  Ages 10 to 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday and ages 6 to 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 on Tuesday.  Call 575-808-1133 for more information. 
Tuesday Night Bouldering at Bonita Park - Tuesday, April 24, 6 to 9 pm.  Come boulder or top rope at Bonita Park!  Call 575-336-4404 for more information. 
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! Call Dollar Cab 575-937-6803.

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
Art Ruidoso Gallery615 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-808-1133
Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery:  101 El Ojito, Hondo, NM; 575-653-4062
Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery105 La Rinconada Ln, San Patricio, NM 575-653-4331
Josie's Framery2917 Sudderth Drive; 575-257-4156
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries of Ruidoso2205 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-1529
Malkerson Gallery 408:  408 Twelfth Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499
Mountain Arts Gallery2530 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-9748
Pinon Pottery Studio & Gallery:  3 mi E of Walmart Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs; 575-378-4270
Tanner Tradition624 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-8675
The Adobe Fine Art2905 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-5795
Thunder Horse Gallery200 Mechem Drive, Ste. 1, Ruidoso;  575-257-3989
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography401 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 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.

: Family entertainment complex.  Open daily during the summer starting May 27, 2017.  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 by Grindstone Stables:  Call 575-973-3533 for more information.   
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 Friday8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday9 am to 3 pm