Ruidoso’s History

…they may echo the words… “All who have been here agree that it is the most beautiful country they ever saw.” The 12,000 foot Sierra Blanca Peak has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Archeologists date pit houses and petroglyphs in…

Old Dowlin Mill

The Old Dowlin Mill, Ruidoso’s oldest building,  is one of those landmarks that visitors to Ruidoso remember long after leaving. The iconic large-scale water wheel that greets visitors is one of the only remaining operable water wheels in the Southwest and today still turns…