Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter
Weekly Events for May 24 - 30, 2017
Featured Events

iris farm Hondo Iris Festival at the Hondo Iris Farm
May 1 - 31, 2017. The iris are blooming!  In May, hundreds of iris are in full bloom.  The Farm is open to visitors every day in May.  Call 575-653-4062 for more information. 

Wind Rider Music Festival at Ski Apache
Friday - Sunday, May 26 - 28.  Live music, BBQ, recreation.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Flying J Ranch Opens!

Starting Friday, May 26, open nightly Mondays through Saturday.  The Flying J Ranch chuckwagon supper and western show, offering great food and excellent family entertainment.  Call 575-336-4330 to make reservations.

ruidoso downs Ruidoso Downs Racetrack OPENING WEEKEND!
Friday through Monday, May 26 - 29th.  Live horse racing Memorial Weekend through Labor Day.  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Lincoln After Dark at Lincoln Historic Site
Friday, May 26th.  Tours at 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm.  $5 per operson.  Please call 575-653-4025 to reserve your ticket.

Noon Lions Gun and Collectible Show at Ruidoso Convention Center
Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28th.  Call 512-413-0260 for more information.

Larry Gatlin and the Blackwood Quartet at Spencer Theater
Saturday, May 27th at 8 pm.  Deep Fried Catfish Buffet at 6 pm.  A special night of classic country gospel.  CLICK HERE for more information. 
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at Inn of the Mountain Gods - Every Wednesday at 7 pm.    CLICK HERE for more information.   
Wine Down Wednesday at Heart of the Desert - Wednesday, May 24th, 6 to 9 pm.  Call 575-434-0035 for more information.
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography hosts New Mexico Magazine's 16th Annual Photography Competition Winners - Thursdays through Mondays until September 30, 2017 in Carrizozo, NM.  Call 575-937-1489 for more information. 
Moms and Tots Playgroup at Ruidoso Community Center - Every Thursday, 10:30 to 11:45 am.  Call 575-640-7076 for more information.    
Kind of the Mountain Baseball Tournament - May 26 - 29.  At various Ruidoso ball fields. 
Tried But True Sale at Carrizozo Women's Club - Friday and Saturday, May 26 & 27.  Proceeds from this sale to benefit the Carrizozo Woman's Club 100th anniversary. 
Live Music at Sacred Grounds - Friday, May 26th.  Open Mic Night from 6 to 8 pm.  Mark Kashmar performs at 8 pm.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Cloudcroft Light Opera Company Presents Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch - Friday through Sunday, May 26 - 28th, 7:30 pm.  Free Admission.
Jazzled performs at Sacred Grounds - Saturday, May 27, 7 to 9 pm.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Dixieland Brunch with Michael Francis' Band of All Stars at Sacred Grounds - Sunday, May 28, 12 to 2 pm.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Art Jam Art Party with John Terrell - Sunday, May 28, 6 to 8 pm.  To register or for more information call 575-808-1133.
Sunday Night Movie at Sacred Grounds - Sunday, May 286 to 8 pm.  "The Big Easy" is today's movie. Call 575-257-2273 for more information. 
Sierra Cinema Summer Free Movie - Tuesday, May 30, 9 am, 11:20 am and 1:40 pm.  Today's free movie is "Trolls".  Call 575-257-9444 for more information. 
Shuai Chio Kung Fu Self-Defense Training at Ruidoso Community Center - Every Tuesday, 2 to 3 pm.  The best martial art for self-defense.  $5 per class.  Call Frank Skinner for more information at 575-257-1451.    
Take a Window Seat to a Mountain of Information at the Ruidoso Public Library Media Center Series - Tuesday, May 30, 6 to 8 pm.  Call 575-258-3704 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  

Karaoke @ The Quarters - Monday and Tuesday Night with DJ Pete 

Karaoke @ Cree Meadows County Club - Thursday Night Taco Bar and Karaoke with DJ Pete  


  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
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 Gallery:  127 Rio Street, Ruidoso; 575-808-1133
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
Kenneth Wyatt Galleries of Ruidoso:  2205 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-1529
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, Ruidoso Downs; 575-378-4270
Naturally Inspired Gallery:  200 Mechem Drive, Ste. 2, Ruidoso; 806-566-5255
Tanner Tradition:  624 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-8675
The Adobe Fine Art:  2905 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-5795
Thunder Horse Gallery:  200 Mechem Drive, Ste. 1, Ruidoso;  575-257-3989
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography:  401 12th Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499 
Three Area Casinos
The Cree Meadows Golf Course:
301 Country Club Drive, (575)257-5815.  
The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso: 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, (800)
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, 2017575-257-3275
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 - Opens Saturday, May 27th for the 2017 summer season -
BOATING AND FISHING:  Grindstone and Alto Lakes - April 1 to October 31 575-257-5030   
RUIDOSO WINTER PARK:  Closed for the season. 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
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720 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Friday8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday9 am to 3 pm