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Ruidoso is a premier resort destination in southeastern New Mexico. Its attractions include pleasant mountain recreation, golf, dining, shopping, fine art and world-caliber horse racing. During the summer population triples as New Mexicans and Texans arrive to enjoy the horse races, gambling, and cool mountain air.

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  1. Ruidoso is the fourth-fastest growing city in New Mexico, after Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Las Cruces.
  2. The village was named after the Rio Ruidoso (Spanish for "Noisy River"), a small stream that weaves through the city.
  3. Neil Patrick Harris, an American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, and television host, grew up in Ruidoso.
  4. The Mescalero Apache Tribe owns and operates both Ski Apache Ski Resort and the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino as well as other Reservation-based enterprises.

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