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Mescalero Apache Reservation

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Passing thru!

When you enter the Mescalero Apache Reservation you are greeted by murals done by tribal citizens... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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A wonderful place with so many things to do!

What an awesome experience to visit this reservation high atop the mountains. Beautiful views... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Bedford, Texas
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Established in 1873 by presidential order, this reservation covers 720 square miles of land in the south central part of New Mexico, where approximately 3,000 tribal members live.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
28 Sep 2016
“Passing thru!”
11 Jul 2016
“A wonderful place with so many things to do!”
Ruidoso, NM
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When you enter the Mescalero Apache Reservation you are greeted by murals done by tribal citizens. These murals dipict the history of the tribe that had the entire U.S Army chasing them up and down into Mexico and New Mexico; it also honors many tribal...More

6  Thank NM_critic
Reviewed 12 July 2016

What an awesome experience to visit this reservation high atop the mountains. Beautiful views, friendly people and plenty to do! Will go back again and again!

1  Thank GameSetLiz
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We traveled through the Mescalero Apache Reservation, but only stopped at the Inn of the Mountain Gods for lunch. The Reservation has beautiful mountains and a lake. This place is a hotel, casino, and music venue. As far as entertainment, I think this is it...More

5  Thank sjschafer
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The drive through the Mescalero Apache Reservation was very beautiful! We had gone to the Inn of the Mountain Gods for brunch and it was delicious and reasonably priced. The Inn was beautiful. On the reservation, there was some signs of poverty, but overall the...More

4  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 12 September 2015

An interesting place to spend a little bit of time, but wouldn't really go out of my way. If you're driving on your way to Alamogordo, probably 50/50 if it's worth a stop. The drive down is beautiful, forests are well manicured and generally healthy,...More

1  Thank 403nateh
Reviewed 7 July 2015

There is nothing really to see at the Apache Reservation, it was a wasted trip. It's about a 20 mile drive from Ruidoso and there wasn't really anything there, no teepee's or anything to view.

24  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We enjoyed attending the rodeo, and of course the fry bread. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

6  Thank Mrz12B
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Loved everything about it. I wish the Inn of the Mountain Gods had not become a Casino. We don't go there anymore, but used to love it.

1  Thank granbear
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We were looking for fry bread for our kids to try on a recent trip. I remember as a kid being able to find it on roadside stands but no longer. However, on the Mescalero Apache Reservation there is a small cafe called E. LA...More

10  Thank MarshaE28
Reviewed 18 June 2015

we drove up through the Mescalero apache reservation from Cloudcroft to Ruidoso and the landscape is magical, there were elk everywhere, the people that live there are very lucky to be in a place that has this kind of beauty

2  Thank wapitiman
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7 August 2016|
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Response from lotr1967 |
This was posted in response to someone named Karen M. who posted a horrid response. Please, do us a favor. For those of you planning a "sightseeing" trip to the rez, stop thinking of my people as zoo animals. Stop looking... More