Thursday – Monday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Final Admission: 4:15 P.M.
Seniors/Military (With ID): $5
Ages 6-16: $2
Ruidoso Downs Residents (With ID): $1
Most people’s idea of the West is greatly shrouded in folklore due to romanticization. It can be said that the romanticism of the West started as early as the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806). For the United States, the West was used as a way to personify the American dream, manifest destiny, and the rugged nature of the land.
The “Free Spirits at Noisy Water” sculpture by local bronze artist Dave McGary was installed in July 1995. The eight horse one and a half life-size sculpture represents seven horse breeds – the Standardbred, Morgan, Arabian, Paint (mare and foal), Appaloosa, Quarter Horse, and Thoroughbred.