Smokey Bear Historical Park, Capitan

4.5
#55 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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  • 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 »
  • Interesting story about how the real "Smokey" came to be, and very informative museum about wildfire prevention with outdoor botanical garden of native NM plants. Smokey's grave is here in the garden....  more »
  • Admission was $2 for this small, but fun, museum and 2 acre park. There is a short film and some nice exhibits on the history and proliferation of Smokey the Bear. Nice exhibits. Smokey's grave is in ...  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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