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Ruidoso Sightseeing, Hondo Iris Farm, and Lincoln Historic Site

Ruidoso offered a perfect relaxing break last weekend when delivering paintings to the Thunder Horse Gallery.


The views and refreshment were enjoyed at the Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House in Ruidoso.



At the Hondo Iris Farm, visitors are welcome to walk through the garden viewing and photographing hundreds of blooming bearded iris. There is a goldfish pond, picnic tables, a botanical garden, and a hummingbird porch.



Lincoln Historic Site is unique in that it manages most of the historical buildings in the community of Lincoln. This most widely visited state monument in New Mexico is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870's and 1880's.

Walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and other famous and infamous characters of the Wild West. Trace the events of 1878 through the Courthouse and the Tunstall Store, with their preserved 19th-century atmosphere.