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Salmon Ruins

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Address: 6131 Highway 64, Farmington, NM 87413
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+1 505-632-2013
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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privately owned

great place to study original Anasazi dwellings, it is where I take people first when they want to see ruins, ask questions these people have good answers

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Farmington, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salmon Ruins is a important and unique place, but it seems to be lacking the necessary resources to properly maintain and exhibit the sight to its full potential. The staff is friendly and well informed, but this privately owned ruin seems to have suffered over the years to lack of the difficult task of keeping up and securing this... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

great place to study original Anasazi dwellings, it is where I take people first when they want to see ruins, ask questions these people have good answers

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Langley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Salmon Ruins is an exceptional place. We toured the museum as well as the ruins outside the museum. Larry Baker the museum director is steeped in Archeology with 35 years of rich experience. We hired Mr. Baker through their tour program to take us to all of the local Pueblo ruins. Chaco Canyon ruins, Bisti Wilderness and Dinetah Pueblitos and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Could there be a better way to understand Chaco Canyon Culture and surrounding areas than a personal tour? Tori Myers was fantastic. Her knowledge and passion were amazing. She took us through several areas, explained how they were used, pointed out unique things. This was the adventure of my dreams! This is not about the Salmon Ruins site, just about... More 

Thank rdgtchr
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is an excellent opportunity to get "up close and personal" with a well-excavated Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruin. The museum has an interesting collection, though their displays are old-school and a bit shopworn. The Salmon homestead and other buildings on the grounds are interesting, but in need of some TLC. The ruins are really the star of this show. Be... More 

Thank Michael M
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nice place to see but sadly not able to completely see inside the old homes as everything is locked. You can still see inside thru the windows.

Thank Rosie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is about our Chaco Canyon experience, not about the Salmon Ruins. We booked a tour of Chaco well in advance to ensure we had a spot. Booking well in advance is a good idea if you don't was a disappointing "we're booked today" answer when you show up expecting a large operation running lots of tours per day. These... More 

Thank dhfeld
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is one of the Ancestral Pueblo great houses which evolved in the San Juan River Basin about 1000 years ago under the influence of the Chaco Canyon culture. Salmon Ruins has been excavated, but it is presently in a forlorn condition. The accompanying museum exhibits are quite helpful, but the walk through the ruins is poorly maintained and includes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We did the self-guided walking tour of this site. It was very interesting with good reference materials. Unlike other Pubelo ancestor dwellings you could get close to these without strenuous walking. We were able to enter one room of the ruins. Worth the time and small fee.

Thank Donnagay1d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We chose to book a private tour of Chaco Canyon. Tori was knowledgeable, interesting, and fun...definitely a people person. Having our own personal archaelogist was a plus...the fact that she drove us in a comfortable Suburban, supplied lunch, and lots of ice water was tops.

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