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Smokey Bear Historical Park

118 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316-5055
+1 575-354-2748
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If you're over 55 you'll remember Smokey Bear and will appreciate this museum. Inside very good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arlington, TX
via mobile
So many things you didn't know about Smokey!

Such an interesting place to spend a couple of hours! Everyone knows Smokey but there are so many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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118 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316-5055
+1 575-354-2748
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're over 55 you'll remember Smokey Bear and will appreciate this museum. Inside very good. Outside needs some maintenance, but overall a very good place. Brought back memories to see his grave. Would we recommend it. Yes.

Thank metntex
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such an interesting place to spend a couple of hours! Everyone knows Smokey but there are so many little details you never knew. Learn where he was found, how he got his name and where he spent most of his life. Also, on the grounds...More

Thank GypsyBreeze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ever since we heard about this museum on Mysteries at the Museum on Travel Channel, we knew we wanted to go. It's small, but crammed with history about Smokey. When he died, Smokey was returned from the National Zoo in D.C. and now rests on...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 11 August 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 gardens, which includes Smokey's burial place.

Thank fbglove
Reviewed 1 August 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

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 July 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.

Thank April H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Smokey is a legend. It was great to hear about his history and even visited Smokey's grave site. I wish I had a bunch of children with me and it would have been even more fun. I did have my hubby (which may count. ha.)

1  Thank shay557
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the history of Smokey the Bear and the reason the character was created. Also the story about the baby bear that was found badly burned and nursed back to health who became the living Smokey the Bear. There is...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 18 June 2017

What to make of Smokey Bear? Historically he is an icon. But in modern time, fewer people even know who he is. Maybe Smokey accomplished his goal of educating the world about the dangers of forest fires? Attitudes toward natural forest fires have changed, but...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 you have...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
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15 May 2016|
Response from OregonStrider | Reviewed this property |
No. It's actually a very small park, only 2 acres in size. Only "service animals" are allowed in the park itself. The whole visitor center and park is only 2 bucks to get in... well worth it!