Smokey Bear Historical Park, Capitan

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#56 of 153 in Parks in New Mexico
Smokey Bear Historical Park is located in Capitan. To visit Smokey Bear Historical Park on your holiday in Capitan, and find out what else Capitan has to offer, use our Capitan trip planning site .
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  • As we just moved into the area we had to visit the the final resting place of Smokey Bear. Lots of great history about Smokey and firefighting and prevention in general. Would recommend visiting when ...  more »
  • It was neat to walk through an arboretum representation of different habitats in the area, but even neater to see Smokey the Bear's final resting place, complete with a headstone depicting his discove...  more »
  • My partner and I decided to stop in here while traveling from Socorro to Roswell. We're huge fanatics of national parks, monuments, and historic sites so when you combine that with the love of Smokey ...  more »
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  • A nice stop. Museum is open for 7 days a week, so do not be fooled by the 'museum/Gift Shop sign,next door, that is NOT the actual museum. A 10 minute film plays on the 1/4 hour is short and to the point. Lots of photos and literature. The grounds have Smokey's gravesite and many native plants & trees. There is a coloring station for kids!
  • This was a fantastic stop. The history is well presented and the facility is very tasteful. Itvwas meaningful to be able tp pay my respects to Smokey.
  • This is a neat place to stop and get a little history on Smokey bear and see his final resting place. It was a great teaching tool for my daughter as sadly she may not have ever known or learned about this iconic symbol. It's very small and only a few dollars. It's worth the stop if you're in the area or driving through.
  • Can't come to Capitan without hearing about the famous smokey the bear. Kids love it and behind the park is a playground for the kids.
  • This museum and outdoor walk are more nostalgic than anything else. It brings back so many childhood memories. It is well worth the drive to go. I think that they have an amazing collection of memorabilia in there as well.

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