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Salmon Ruins

6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413
+1 505-632-2013
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Worth a stop

First I must say that some people have posted the wrong photos for this sight! I see pictures of... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
LA_dweller
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Joshua Tree, California
Excellent Video and Exhibits on Puebloan Culture

If you visit Chaco Canyon, you will find Salmon Ruins an excellent opportunity to explore a site... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
EclecticChooser
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

First I must say that some people have posted the wrong photos for this sight! I see pictures of Aztec ruins and even Chaco Canyon! That said, this place, Salmon ruins is really worth the visit. It's a low price to enter and includes not...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

If you visit Chaco Canyon, you will find Salmon Ruins an excellent opportunity to explore a site constructed in the later period. The visitor center has thoroughly researched and informative exhibits, and the video on the evolution of the architecture at the Salmon site is...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This little museum and walking tour is well worth stopping for. They provide a detailed description of what you see and the history behind it is fascinating. It just took us a couple hours and was a welcome break after a long car ride. It's...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We came here because of our fascination with how the native culture lived and thrived so many centuries ago. There was a small entry fee and a museum with several artifacts. It was an easy walk to the ruins and self guided. I never get...More

1  Thank rknjaz1
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here on our drive out from the aztec ruins. The sites are about 10 min from each other. Large parking lot with a picnic table. Entry to the site is $4 per adult. Museum has some artifacts but is quite...More

1  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Smaller site than Chaco but the historical information that follows the Chaco era is also remarkable. There is some reconstruction that is true to the period. The NPS lends you a great guide that allows you to set your own pace. Watch the short film...More

Thank Martha D
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I haven't been here despite visiting Farmington for over 20 years. Well worth a stop. A great little museum attached. Support your local ruins and help them improve their outside exhibit. A neat little gift store with great native carvings for sale.

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We have always driven by this in the past, but just decided to stop, WAY worth it!! Associated with the Chaco group about 45 miles south, this was a big pueblo. Lots of rooms and a wonderful big Kiva. A bit of a steep walk...More

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Salmon ruins are well preserved and especially interesting when combined with a visit to Chaco Canyon because you can learn to view Chaco architecture and technique in its various time settings. There's a lot to walk through and see.

2  Thank Q4766HGsusans
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the self guided tour through these amazing ruins. Great friendly customer service. It was a hot day so we couldn't handle staying for too long outside, but enjoyed the time we could.

1  Thank Melanie F
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Mark M
7 November 2016|
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Response from silverstreak5611 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Salmon Ruins Museum in Bloomfield, New Mexico. Ask for tour information. I hope this is helpful. Go online and google this and you will get all of the information needed to contact them.
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