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Smokey Bear Historical Park, Capitan

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#57 of 156 in Parks in New Mexico
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  • I owe this visit to My Wife who 'pleaded with me' .. "Can we go see the Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, New Mexico?" I said .. "Of course we can My Dear One." IF, oh yes, the 'BIG IF, but IF y...  more »
  • Ok! I confess...Smokey always had a special place in my heart. So when given the opportunity to visit the place where Smokey was buried, how could I resist? This is a sweet tribute to the bear that ca...  more »
  • If you're in the area stop and visit. The story of Smokey The Bear is sweet. They have a nice short film telling the way he was found, etc. He's buried in the garden area outside. You won't spend a lo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...)
  • Definitely worth the drive from Rio Rancho. Very nice park, and gift shop. Learn something new everyday.
  • 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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