Dedicated in 1947, the park is
separated into two large units. The south unit was shaped by
wind, fire and the meandering Little Missouri River. The north
unit is heavily forested in places and has steeper buttes. Both
offer outstanding wildlife viewing: Buffalo, deer, antelope,
coyote, prairie dogs, wild horses and bald eagles are a few of
the many species that make this park home.
The romantic history of the Wild
West lives on in historic Medora, now a frontier tourist town.
Founded by a French aristocrat, Medora boasts a 26-room chateau
overlooking a walkable town of shops, cafes, museums and an
amphitheater with evening performances of the Medora Musical.
Barely 30 minutes away in Dickinson is the Dakota Dinosaur
Museum, with 10 full-scale dinosaurs, a lab and geology exhibit.
For more info visit
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Museums in Lincoln County, New
Mexico (Ruidoso area)
Billy the Kid
courtesy New Mexico Dept. of Tourism
On your next visit to Ruidoso and
the surrounding area, be sure to include a museum stop or two
for a trip back into the past.
Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway:
Many of the area’s attractions are found along this Byway. This
driving loop circles much of the county, allowing visitors the
chance to see a wide range of local topography, historic and
artistic attractions. For more information call the Billy the
Kid National Scenic Byway Visitor Center, located in Ruidoso
Fort Stanton Museum and Visitor
Center: (Seasonal) Located off Airport Rd. (Hwy 220). Open 10 am
to 4 pm, Thursday thru Monday.
Hubbard Museum of the American West:
This museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute. 841
Hwy 70 East in Ruidoso Downs. Open 9 am to 5 pm daily.
Historic Lincoln: 30 miles Northeast
of Ruidoso on US Hwy 380. Open 7 days a week, except major
holidays. 575-653-4372 You can visit six museums operated by the
Lincoln State Monument and see numerous other historic
buildings, which include: The Courthouse Museum, The
Anderson-Freeman Visitor Center, The Montano Store Museum, San
Juan Mission, Tunstall Store Museum and Dr. Wood’s House Museum.
Smokey Bear Historical Park and
Museum: 118 Smokey Bear Blvd. in Capitan,
Carrizozo Heritage Museum: 103 12th
St. in Carrizozo, NM. 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday through Saturday.
Closed January and February. Admission is free.
Ruidoso River Museum: 101 Mechem
Dr., Ruidoso10 am to 5 pm Friday through Monday. Closed Tuesday
and Wednesday. Admission Adult, $5.00 Children 16 and under
Charleston, South Carolina
Things to See and Do in
Charleston, South Carolina This Fall
Historic Carriage Tours,
Courtesy: the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
As the lazy days of summer make way
for mild, sunny days and cool, crisp evenings, the Charleston,
S.C. area prepares for its biggest fall season yet. Cobblestone
streets lined with historic buildings and moss-laden oak trees
provide a charming backdrop to more than 70 music festivals,
food events and historic tours taking place this fall, making it
the perfect time for travelers to visit.
Visitors can easily pair
Charleston’s most anticipated festivals and events such as the famed Patriots Point Naval and Maritime
Museum or Middleton Plantation. Savvy travelers can also visit
www.explorecharleston.com to peruse numerous value-added
packages at some of the area’s most distinguished hotels.
Conveniently located no more than a
five-hour drive from most metropolitan areas in the mid-Atlantic
and Southeast regions, Charleston is also serviced by non-stop
flights from 10 U.S. cities, including a recently launched route
on American Airlines from Miami. Starting soon, Southwest
Airlines will also provide service to the Charleston
www.explorecharleston.com for more information.
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