When you are planning your vacation or trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico the Flying J Ranch is a must see attraction, and needs to be on your list of things to do in Ruidoso. If you are looking for family attractions or things to do with a family in Ruidoso – The Flying J Ranch is the place to be. The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Suppers and Western Show was established in 1982. Since the opening, owners James and Cindy Hobbs have fed and performed to over 1,000,000 guests. The Flying J Ranch has been voted the #1 tourist attraction in New Mexico, and upon your visit you will see why they were awarded this honor.
The Ranch is open Late May thru Labor Day. Then Open Saturdays thru Mid -October. A typical evening at the Flying J Ranch begins with making reservations. Reservations are requested, but not required. Walkins are welcome, however to help us with the food count we ask that you please call in and make reservations or purchase your tickets online here on our website. Once you have reservations, show up at the ranch to pick-up your tickets on the evening of your reservations. The gates open at 5:30 pm and that is when the ticket booth and all activities open or begin. Seating assignments are given when you pick up your tickets and you are seated front to back as you arrive. Bonita City is our old west town and offers gift shops filled with eclectic items, clothing, gifts for children to gifts for a special person or a loved one. There is something for everyone at the shops at the Flying J. Cindy’s Sweet Shop is open and serving soft drinks, cider, coffee, snacks, candy and hand dipped ice cream! There is a pistol shoot where you can try your luck with a real .45 caliber pistol, pony rides for kids, gold panning, a blacksmith shop and a chapel. Right before dinner a gunfight will break out in the center of Bonita City! It is performed by the Wranglers and is a hit with tourists from all over. Directly after the gunfight you will go in and be seated in the dining hall. One of the Wranglers will come out and tell you how we serve the meal. It is impressive! We can feed over 600 people in 20 minutes! After everyone has finished their meal and has made a trip to the ice cream shop we start the show! The show is an action packed show filled with World Champion yodeling, amazing harmonies, fancy fiddling, hilarious comedy, banjo playing and guitar picking!
The show at the Flying J Ranch is simply fantastic!
We invite you to visit us soon, and we look forward to seeing you down the trail!