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Address: Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM
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This is the main road to Ruidoso.

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Restaurant Row in Ruidoso

Cruise this "main street" and you will see a number of the area restaurants, cabins, hotels, picturesque shops and boutiques. Stop to meet friendly locals and tourists. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
bevhearn
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Jackson, Tennessee
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the very new side of Ruidoso and not for the faint of pocket-bookers. The houses are really beautiful for the area, but not the secluded hideaway type at all. Very much for the rich and famous?

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Thank BOBA0000
Jackson, Tennessee
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Cruise this "main street" and you will see a number of the area restaurants, cabins, hotels, picturesque shops and boutiques. Stop to meet friendly locals and tourists. Definitely a good overview of the local tourist culture.

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Thank bevhearn
Amarillo, Texas
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76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The drive is very beautiful in the daytime. Love looking at the cabins and trees. Saw a few deer in the front yards.

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Thank Cari R
El Paso, Texas
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to get in some exercise and do some sight seeing as well as shopping. Lots of great locally owned shops and boutiques.

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Thank MJLoveables
New Mexico
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247 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice street to park and walk. Lots of different shops. Local made items available. Good variety of eats also. Store fronts attractive. Staff friendly.

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Thank Madison8582
Cypress, Texas
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179 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I stayed in a condo on Mechem Drive and found it to be a great location, away from the busy town area. Plenty of places to eat and has all the amenities along it.

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Thank Linda R
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227 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We took a cab from our cabin and had them drop us off on the edge of the shops/restaurants. Lots of great shops, restaurants and pubs. We actually sat on an outdoor patio at the Noisy Water Winery. Wrote a review from there.

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Thank scott v
Carlsbad
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Love riding in and around Ruidoso n.m. mechem drive has lots of attractions & restaurants very nice.

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1 Thank Felipe V
San Antonio, Texas
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563 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you are shopping for junky trinkets, here's your place! This was such a disappointment as I had heard this was THE shopping area for Ruidoso. Don't really know how they keep the doors open with what they are selling! Shop personnel were very friendly (and some very pushy) as they are desperate to make a sale! Don't waste your... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Numerous restaurants, retail stores, realtors, supermarket, Post Office, condominiums, auto repair shop.

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Thank marionkay

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