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Free Spirits at Noisy Water

26301 US Highway 70, This site is adjacent to the Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso, NM 88346-9153
+1 575-378-4142
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Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

The artist is amazing and did such a great job! I just kept standing there staring at the sculpture... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SueJ1057
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Pleasanton, Texas
Horse mania

Love the large sculptures of the horses. Wonderful past history of New Mexico. You can spend 2... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
cathymill3865
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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This monumental outdoor sculpture depicts eight bronze horses, each weighing 3,000-5,000 pounds, running majestically through a wild landscape.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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26301 US Highway 70, This site is adjacent to the Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso, NM 88346-9153
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+1 575-378-4142
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"beautiful horse"
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"amazing statues"
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"american west"
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"nice place to stop"
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"ruidoso downs"
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"breed"
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"benches"
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"park"
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"billy"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artist is amazing and did such a great job! I just kept standing there staring at the sculpture wishing I could climb up and ride it!

Thank SueJ1057
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Love the large sculptures of the horses. Wonderful past history of New Mexico. You can spend 2 hours here.

Thank cathymill3865
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Beautiful statues. Love the accuracy of the different breeds. Easy walking paths between the statues. Benches to sit on with views of the horses.

1  Thank Laura N
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great stop and walk in the park like setting. The horses are beautiful. Amazing when you realize some of the statues are only supported by one anchor point of one leg -- neat structural engineering support system.

Thank Cliff78957
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Fun to walk around and enjoy these beautiful sculptures. Be sure to read about each breed. And don't climb on the horses!

1  Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I took photos of every sculpture-beautiful depiction of many breeds. Nice landscaping and even though it was hot we enjoyed the walk.

Thank yogaperson
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We looked high and low for the museum of the horse until we finally suspected it had changed it's name to Hubbard's Museum of the American West.

Thank Wanderer790
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Small museum, not open daily - call before going - brochures and website are wrong. Great collections of Western Americana plus a changing exhibit ADA compliant.Walking around "Free Spirits" alone is worth the trip. South on Rt 70 heading toward Tularosa.

Thank Susan2904
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is next to the "Billy the Kid Museum" and the "Hubbard Museum of the West", both are really nice exhibits. Very nice lady in the "Billy the Kid Museum" helped us with several items and brochures and maps.

Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

After seeing the Hubbard Museum, you walk outside to this garden with these amazing statues of horses in motion. Beautiful.

1  Thank SKAT23
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