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Address: Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM

This is the main road to Ruidoso.

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Great shops!

Nice street to park and walk. Lots of different shops. Local made items available. Good variety of eats also. Store fronts attractive. Staff friendly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
New Mexico
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Amarillo, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The drive is very beautiful in the daytime. Love looking at the cabins and trees. Saw a few deer in the front yards.

Thank Cari R
El Paso, Texas
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to get in some exercise and do some sight seeing as well as shopping. Lots of great locally owned shops and boutiques.

Thank MJLoveables
New Mexico
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247 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice street to park and walk. Lots of different shops. Local made items available. Good variety of eats also. Store fronts attractive. Staff friendly.

Thank Madison8582
Cypress, Texas
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179 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I stayed in a condo on Mechem Drive and found it to be a great location, away from the busy town area. Plenty of places to eat and has all the amenities along it.

Thank Linda R
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201 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We took a cab from our cabin and had them drop us off on the edge of the shops/restaurants. Lots of great shops, restaurants and pubs. We actually sat on an outdoor patio at the Noisy Water Winery. Wrote a review from there.

Thank scott v
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Love riding in and around Ruidoso n.m. mechem drive has lots of attractions & restaurants very nice.

1 Thank Felipe V
San Antonio, Texas
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526 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you are shopping for junky trinkets, here's your place! This was such a disappointment as I had heard this was THE shopping area for Ruidoso. Don't really know how they keep the doors open with what they are selling! Shop personnel were very friendly (and some very pushy) as they are desperate to make a sale! Don't waste your... More 

1 Thank Napunani
Texas City, Texas
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Numerous restaurants, retail stores, realtors, supermarket, Post Office, condominiums, auto repair shop.

Thank marionkay
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

There certainly are some good restaurants, banks, etc here... but the main shopping street would actually be Sudderth. Great shopping all along the drive. Seemed to get more pricey tho the further east you get and after you pass Mechem Dr. intersection, you run into some really nice cabins to rent.

Thank Danny S
Salem, Oregon
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I call this old town of Ruidoso as most stores have been there for awhile. It is so much fun to go in and out of the stores. I love the pet store there and the olive oil and vinegar shop.

Thank Sherry B

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