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Salmon Ruins

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

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Great place to see ruins up close.

This place is in need of a little updating as many of the sign are weathered and in need of replacing. On the plus side, the small museum gives you an interesting view of how the... read more

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is in need of a little updating as many of the sign are weathered and in need of replacing. On the plus side, the small museum gives you an interesting view of how the cliff dwellers and other Indians lived hundreds of years ago. Behind the museum are some actual ruins that you can see up and close.... More 

Thank cdrh
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we stopped here. The museum is excellent and informative and we were permitted to walk around the ruins with a guide book. We had been to Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon on this trip. This museum and ruins helped finish the puzzle!

Thank Jane P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by on the way to Farmington. A very good museum with lots of information. Outside are the ruins - you get a fact sheet to help you around the site. Worth the visit.

Thank Paulellwood
Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there with a friend after a weekend of camping. It was going from rain to snow. But that is okay because a lot of it is under cover. We love to see ruins in the Four Corners and learn about their history. This is a good one for children, it is very safe and a little different than... More 

Thank Ann69982
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salmon Ruins Archaeology site and museum located just west of Bloomfield, NM, is worth a stop every day. Take a walk around prehistoric structures, read up on the past, peruse the gift shop and museum offerings. The staff are engaging, passionate, and informative. One of my favorite places.

1 Thank pflepsep
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Privately owned and run, it did have a nominal entry fee. The original homestead was purchased by a person who wanted to preserve the native city, and show how the wandering native tribes lived

1 Thank alyssacuomo1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum tells about the Pueblo people that originally built and lived here. Salmon Ruin is an 11th century pueblo ruin related to the Chaco Culture group, which originated in Chaco Canyon Covering an area of over two acres, the pueblo had two distinct cultural occupations: the first from the Chaco Culture group, the second called the San Juan... More 

1 Thank Fred W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Chaco Canyon tour offered by the Salmon Ruins Museum in mid April and had an unforgettable experience. Our guide, Tori Myers, an archeologist, drove just the two of us to the site of the National Historic Park from the museum. She proved knowledgeable of the site history, but also local geology, anthropology, and tribal... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Salmon Ruins were part of the Chaco highway system between the ancient pueblos. They were saved by the Salmon family who owned adjacent property, but it is time to save the ruins again. They are sandwiched between a trailer park and low income housing on a major highway. A pair of peacocks were the only visitors at this sacred... More 

1 Thank CyndyandByron
Hollesley, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I went on thier archeology tour of Chaco Canyon. It was a fantastic day tour of this site. The tour guide was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable on the site, the area, the culture and the people. It gave a fascinating insight into the ruins which for me brought Chaco Canyon to life. If you want to see this magical... More 

Thank Karrie L

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