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Billy the Kid Scenic Byways Visitors Center

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Address: 1461 US 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
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+1 575-378-5318
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Very friendly staff and really good information. The actual museum part on Billy the Kids is small but it is very good and concise information. The other side was a really cool... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Stéphanie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff and really good information. The actual museum part on Billy the Kids is small but it is very good and concise information. The other side was a really cool map area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Made a quick stop here for some flyers and brochures but was pleasantly surprised to find customized and detailed information along with a small, interactive, and free museum. The woman behind the counter was very friendly and had a lot of information to share about the area and a lot of suggestions/recommendations for hotels and attractions. Overall, a great stop... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Very interesting and informative Visitor Center. The volunteer lady behind the entrance desk was very friendly, provided us with lots of good information and answered all our questions. Great place to pick up area brochures and maps. We certainly utilized the information from this Center throughout our stay in Ruidoso! Very nice, clean restrooms!

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Learned a lot! Very interesting. Plenty of memorabilia and staff was very friendly and helpful. Glad we stopped.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stopped in at Billy the Kid Visitors Center while on an adventure trying to track down the Kid. The volunteer working was friendly, helpful and had plenty of information to share. The little museum is worth your time and doesn't cost anything unless you want to drop a few bucks into the donation bin. Pretty informative, glad we dropped... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Stopped here while staying in Ruidoso prior to heading out on the Billy the Kid Tour. The staff was great, extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. Georgia is Awesome! Clean bathrooms if you need a stop. Little surprise in the Men's bathroom will give a chuckle. A wealth of pamphlets regarding NM and this area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Center was OK and had some interesting information. The best part was the lady at the desk. She went out of her way to give us information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The small museum is delightful, and the volunteer most helpful about the area. The best of this, however, is the Lincoln Historic Site, about 20-30 minutes away on the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway. A number of buildings are available to visit and are purportedly exactly as they were in the 1870's. The story of the Lincoln County War -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

nice visitors center. picked up a geocache here. the lady inside was very friendly and there was lots of information.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

My wife and I got there a little bit early on Sunday morning and the lady inside saw us milling around out front and she let us in. She was very friendly and told us what to look for on the Billy the Kid byway trip. Guys you've got to use the restroom, you'll be in for a big surprise!... More 

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