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Salmon Ruins

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Address: 6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413-9554
Phone Number: +1 505-632-2013
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Step back to 500-750 AD

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Langley, Washington
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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 

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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 

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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.

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Williamsburg
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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 

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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.

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Mesa
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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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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Needed an interesting morning walk. A very informative display with a wide variety of artifacts and informative panels. The ruins are impressive as are representations of other types of housing structures indigenous of the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It is less impressive than the National Monument at Aztec but well worth the visit - the museum has nice things - staff very helpful and welcoming - had a great visit

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