The city, towns and villages located in Lincoln
County have a rich history, and are on the cusp of a burgeoning art
The town of Carrizozo is the
Lincoln County seat. Surrounded by state and federal
public lands, it offers a wealth of outdoor exploration, and
its own rich history. It is the home of several
galleries and studios, and boasts a diverse population and
culture. You can visit our office here, located in the
historic Snow House.
the most populated village in Lincoln County, offers skiing
on White Mountain, shopping, and gambling and golfing at the
top-rated Inn of the Mountain Gods, run by the local
Mescalero Apache Tribe.
The city of Ruidoso Downs offers
horse racing, concerts and gambling at
the Billy the Kid casino.
Alto is located in the Lincoln National Forest, five miles (8 km) north of the
village of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Alto is located at
7,300 feet (2,200 m). The community is most noted as
being a thriving artist community and is home to the Spencer Theater of
The village of Capitan offers
lodging, dining, arts and crafts, and roadside attractions
adjacent to Hwy 380.
Lincoln is a town made famous by one
of the most violent periods in New
Mexico history. Today's visitors can see
the Old Lincoln County Courthouse with
museum exhibits that recount the details
of the Lincoln County War
White Oaks, a former gold mining town which at its
height was home to roughly 1500 residents, with hotels,
newspapers, a bank, clothing and general merchandise stores,
and a drama club. The school, opened in 1895, is still in
use today as a museum. White Oaks is also home to our main
office, and the famous “No Scum Allowed” Saloon, drawing
visitors from around the U.S. and the world.
Corona is the closest habitation to a purported UFO
crash in 1947 about 30 miles (48 km) to the southeast.
The rancher who found the crash first came to Corona to
report it to a few residents before going to Roswell to tell