Though I prefer first-person living history, the costumed interpretation with early buildings on a historic site and worth its weight in the seven cities of Cibola...
If you want to see what Hispanic Cultural life was like in the last century, this is great. Go in the early morning and spend a lovely day. The guides are great, the resources fabulous. You will be thrilled that you made the trip.
So much to learn and experience... great for all ages! Don't miss the Santa Fe Wine Festival July 4th weekend.
This is a great partially recreated working rancho. They have something scheduled year round and it is always wonderful. It gets very very warm during the summer in this little pocket, so go early and take hats. Learn to make tortillas etc. and see how people lived.
Great place to visit with kids. Area is spread out, so plan on walking at least a mile. Flat ground but not paved. Try to go when there is an event. Hot in Summer, so come prepared (parasol, water - go early, not late). Hottest time in SF is 2-3:00ish (sandy ground heats up throughout day). Remember, this was a... More
El Rancho is a restored and partially augmented recreation of a 17th century rancho one days journey by ox cart south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is beautifully presented with docents in costume, a quality gift shop and a lovely picnic area for those who choose to bring food. The Rancho provides a look into the pre-Anglo past of... More
History is usually dry and boring, unless you can imagine yourself in the era and see how people really lived. This place was wonderful. Image a Spanish "Colonial Williamsburg" experience. We don't have kids, but it would be wonderful for them as well. Would also be exceptionally interesting for anyone into weaving or fabric arts, as there is a heavy... More
While spending the month in the northern mountains of New Mexico, our family took a short side-trip over to Santa Fe for a few days. While there we were looking for cultural experiences that would appeal to our three daughters, ranging in age from 4-8. I came across El Rancho de las Golondrinas in a guidebook. It turned out to... More
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