Smokey Bear Historical Park, Capitan

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#57 of 154 in Parks in New Mexico
Smokey Bear Historical Park is located in Capitan. Use our Capitan trip itinerary maker to visit Smokey Bear Historical Park on your trip to Capitan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Little bear cub Smokey's history is so touching... loved reading about it and seeing the historical photographic displays. All ages will enjoy this wonderful exhibit and walk through the forest garden...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    It is a quaint little museum, Air conditioned exhibit inside and outside there is a moderate walkway with the resting place of old smokey and a creek, for $2 a person id say it was a good deal  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Great history of the area and wild land forestry altogether; love the support it gives to Smokey Bear and the issue of keeping the forest and wildlife safe.  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Great little park. Friendly staff. Cool piece of American history. There is much more to the story than a cartoon bear. Stop by and learn about Smokey and pay your respects at his grave. Poor bear had a rough life.
  • June 23, 2017
    This was a great stop on our road trip! The short film was really informative and the garden was really nice. Our grandson welcomed the break from the car and loves Smokey now.
  • June 10, 2017
    Somebody started this with a whole lotta love. The museum is grand, the park area has been started with a lot if love, looks like a gardeners hand could work miracles there. (May have been time of the year when we were there...)
  • July 7, 2017
    Definitely worth the drive from Rio Rancho. Very nice park, and gift shop. Learn something new everyday.
  • June 4, 2017
    I went to the Smokey Bear days including Smokey Bear Historical Park. The museum was quite a fun experience as it was a combination of forestry, conservation and history. The museum is well designed with nice interactive displays that are well lit. It was surprising to find such a gem in the town.

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