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Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico: Weed World Dude: Muffler Man

A cave that once served as an outlaw hideout, then as a 1950s tourist attraction, had a Billy the Kid Muffler Man out front. In 2023 he was converted into a spliff-holding dude for a weed dispensary.

Fox Cave

26897 US-70, Ruidoso Downs, NM
Outside Fox Cave. Six miles east of Ruidoso Downs, on the north side of US-70, at milepost 269.
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Weed World Dude: Muffler Man.

Fox Cave Muffler Man

The Muffler Man has returned to his original location, but highly disguised. He looks more like a green genie than Billy the Kid.

[Mike Curtis, 10/16/2023]

"Highly" disguised is right. The spliff-holding Man now promotes a weed dispensary that plans to open on the property.

Fox Cave Muffler Man

The Muffler Man is still there, but laying down on the job. His one foot broke off.

[Deonna, 06/05/2023]

Fox Cave Muffler Man.

Fox Cave: Muffler Man

Fox Cave Muffler Man. Looks like they are remodeling the place. We weren't sure if there was anyone there or not. Fun place to stop and take pictures. You can even take a picture of yourself in jail!

[Penny, 04/30/2014]
Fox Cave

Fox Cave was once used as a hideout for Billy the Kid and roving bands of Apache warriors. Fun for the whole family. Pan for gold and gems, gift shop, and refreshments. Soon to be adding a dinosaur play area.

[Rebecca Houston, 11/17/2013]

This classic attraction operated as a commercial cave from 1951 to 1961, then sat closed until it was reopened as a gift shop in 2012. The new owners also brought in a mutant cowboy Muffler Man, and a dinosaur baby hatching from a giant egg, to attract visitors.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Galloping Horse StatuesGalloping Horse Statues, Ruidoso Downs, NM - 6 mi.
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In the region:
Scrap Metal Roadrunner, Alamogordo, NM - 40 mi.

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