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Hubbard Museum of the American West

841 Highway 70 West
Ruidoso Downs, NM

Phone: (505) 378-4142 or (800) 263-5929.


Statement of Purpose:

The Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant art, artifacts and information primarily related to the culture and history of the horse and the American West.

The Museum encourages the involvement and support of our visitors and the community in order to provide the most enjoyable, educational, enlightening and diverse programming possible.


Art and artifacts related to the horse and the American West.

The "Free Spirits at Noisy Waters" monument is a 1 & 1/2 times life-size sculpture of eight horses representing seven major breeds of American horses.

The Hubbard Museum of the American West also operates several museums in Historic Lincoln, the home of Billy the Kid.


Permanent collection. Anne Stradling Collection of horse-related art and artifacts.

Ruidoso Race Horse Hall of Fame, "Racy Ladies - The Fabulous Females of Quarter Horse Racing," Whirlwind of Change, Saddles, Carriages, Kids Corner, Conestoga Wagon and Chuck Wagon.


Calendar of Events
Be sure to visit the Museum Mercantile, featuring a great selection of books on History as well as Southwest Cookbooks, jewelry, clothing and much more.



Seven days a week, year round 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Admission & Directions:

Adults $6, Seniors $5, Military with ID $5, Children 6-16 $2,

Children under 6 Free, Members Free, Group Rate $3, School Groups $1.

The Hubbard Museum of the American West is located one mile east of Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino

Key Personnel:

Jean Stoddard, Acting Director
Ron Smith, Assistant Director
Paula Nelson, Director of Membership Development
Sunny Hirschfeld, Director of Visitor Services
Drew Gomber, Historian
Barbara Bertucio, Curator of Collections
Elizabeth Becker, Curator of Education

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