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Smokey Bear Historical Park, Capitan
(4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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  • Nice to reflect on the history of Smokey the Bear (saw this BEAR when I was 8yr old in D.C. area). Wonderful to learn of the Fire Fighter's and their jobs! 
  • A great place to visit, learn the history of America's preeminent forest fire prevention icon, Smokey Bear,.. and walk a nature trail (with local flora) that will bring you to his resting place. A bea...  more »
  • Smokey Bear's resting place! Pay your respects and learn about his amazing story! If you grew up with Smokey, then you have to visit. 
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  • It's a family tradition to go to this museum every time we go to New Mexico. (Which is not often) I'm 35 now and I still get just as excited as I did the first time I went. Lots of facts to read, trivia game, coloring pages, and a short film to watch. There is also a trail outside to walk. They also have a small gift shop as well. The staff is always friendly. It's a great place for people of all ages.
  • Very nice little park. I didn't know the story of Smokey the Bear but this place explained it well in a very cheaply priced museum. The bear's grave site is located within a nice park that takes about 10 minutes to walk through.
  • Nice little park, friendly staff. They need to get someone to put on a costume for ten minutes every hour to put smiles on the little kiddos faces my 3 yr old was disappointed he didn't get to see "Smokey Bear" places like this with so much history and true Americana are losing ground to Craporate America heck- even a Rainforest Cafe will stick someone in a Frog Suit doesn't seem too much to ask... If you have little ones there's a nice little public park behind the museum.
  • Informative and interesting, great place to stop especially for kids.
  • Relaxing, change of pace and we all owe Smokey a tribute.