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Salmon Ruins

6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413-9554
+1 505-632-2013
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Solid science and fascinating spaces

The Salmon family, who settled and farmed here in the late 19th century, did much to preserve the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan A
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Kayenta, Arizona
Amazing Tour Guide for Chaco Canyon

We hired Tori to provide a full-day tour of Chaco Canyon and our experience was perfect. We left... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
plazb
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Arlington, Virginia
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6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413-9554
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"mesa verde"
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"worth a stop"
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"steep walk"
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"small museum"
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"chaco culture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Salmon family, who settled and farmed here in the late 19th century, did much to preserve the ancient pueblo that once graced this land. Multiple rooms have been well preserved and carefully described in the materials provided for your self-guided tour. Meanwhile the museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired Tori to provide a full-day tour of Chaco Canyon and our experience was perfect. We left the museum at 8:00am and returned about 4:45pm. Getting to Chaco is no easy feat and we were very glad not to have tried it in our...More

Thank plazb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Salmon Ruins to provide a tour guide to Chaco canyon. We were the only ones on the tour that day. Our guide, Tori, was extremely knowledgable about the site, and the history of, both the ancient and current Indian tribes. She was able...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

These ruins we're really neat. Wish I could have taken the paper guide home but did not want to pay $3.00 for a copy. Great stop though for anyone that loves history. There. Is a small cost to per person to view the ruins.

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 9 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

Thank LA_dweller
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Reviewed 2 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

1  Thank EclecticChooser
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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

Thank Kimberly W
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Reviewed 19 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 30 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 30 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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Mark M
8 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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