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Smokey Bear Museum and Gift Shop

Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
+1 575-354-2748
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Just outside the side gate of Smokey Bear Historical Park (not affiliated with the Park) is this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee
Fun time with Smokey

The Smokey Bear Museum is nicely done. If you're in the area, it's certainly worth a stop. The... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Lubbock, Texas
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Highway 380, NM Highways 48 & 246, Capitan, NM
+1 575-354-2748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside the side gate of Smokey Bear Historical Park (not affiliated with the Park) is this small museum and gift shop. The museum consists of a variety of collectible items and memorabilia. The gift shop has pins, post cards, T-shirts and a few other...More

Thank GypsyBreeze
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Smokey Bear Museum is nicely done. If you're in the area, it's certainly worth a stop. The original Smokey is buried there. The museum is an interesting history into one of the most iconic advertising efforts ever. The nature walk is nice too. The...More

Thank travelinggal1313
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My kids really didn't know much about smokey before, now they love him, this is a great little museum and all the kids loved it, price of admin is dirt cheap $2 and $1 and staff was Great!

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

First, I want to correct those reviews that are calling Smokey THE bear- his name is and always has been Smokey Bear- do people call you George THE Smith? Of course not! Second, I have been visiting this place since I was a child(many moons...More

Thank April H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

IF, oh yes, the 'BIG IF, but IF you have the time and IF you have the interest in Smokey The Bear, then this is a most worthwhile trip out of Ruidoso, New Mexico, or however you choose to approach the tiny village of Capitan,...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a small gift shop next to the Smokey The Bear Park. You go in after visiting the park. It has limited things for sale. The lady working there is nice.

Thank Peas2013
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We learned a lot and it was fun for the kids to see Smokey's grave and then get a treat at the gift shop!

Thank Kasaroo82
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There is a museum that goes along with this gift shop. There is also a laundry mat across the street. We did our laundry and stumbled across the Smokey Bear museum which we enjoy going through.

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped in looked through the vast array of memorabilia. We were sad that the t-shirts we wanted to buy were not in stock in our sizes - we were told by the very friendly sales clerk that they were on back-order. It's a nice...More

Thank NevelsPost
Reviewed 5 November 2016

If you grew up loving Smokey Bear, then this is the place to visit! If you are a collector, wanna-be forest ranger, a cub scout, or just into Smokey Bear, you need to see this place. Everything you can imagine to do with Smokey Bear!...More

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10 June 2017|
Response from Sheila D | Reviewed this property |
I went to a search engine and put in smokey bear New Mexico and the museum came up. It says they are open daily.