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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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Abo and Quarai Mission Ruins

We have taken out of town visitors for a one-day visit from Albuquerque to these two ruins. They... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bosque-Bill
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
A Missions Tour

Our Salinas Mission tour began at the visitor center in Mountainair where the Ranger gave us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Mountainair, NM 87036
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"gran quivira"
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"new mexico"
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"ruin site"
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"short version"
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"fascinating place"
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"park ranger"
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"day trip"
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"historical sites"
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"amazing history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have taken out of town visitors for a one-day visit from Albuquerque to these two ruins. They are spectacular. The missions built in the early 1600s still have high, impressive walls built of local sandstone. Near each mission is the ruin of an ancient...More

Thank Bosque-Bill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Salinas Mission tour began at the visitor center in Mountainair where the Ranger gave us brochure with a map to the three mission - Gran Quivira, Quarai and Abo. We went to the missions in that order, from the furthest to the closest. All...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 5-14-18. There are three ruins sites and four visitor sites. Don't miss any of them. All the visitor centers had excellent displays and many many books on the ruins sites. All volunteers and Rangers were friendly, informative and willing to spend time answering questions....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1. My wife and I spent a long weekend visiting and photographing the three missions. I'm an avid amateur photographer so really loved it. My wife really loves the history of the missions so she was thrilled. 2. You could see all three missions in...More

Thank SteamboatBob53
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main visitor center is in Mountainair NOT located at any one of the missions. They are all a 5-25 mile drive in different directions. The rangers are not pleasant and I seemed to be bothering them just walking in. Count your change carefully at...More

Thank ki0ki
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Loved Visiting the 3 Pueblos Decided to break up the ride from Alamogordo to Albuquerque by visiting these 3 pueblos. Coming from the south, the first one I headed to was Gran Quivira. The left hand turn from Hwy 54 to Hwy 55 was abrupt...More

1  Thank NewMexBound
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The size of the Salinas Pueblos is staggering. Three major pueblo city remains built out of local sandstone. Reminiscent of European Great Houses and castles. Start by visiting the Museum in Mt. Air, then plan a day trip to visit all three Pueblos - unless...More

4  Thank Winston L
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this national park. There are 3 mission ruins, Quarai, Gran Quiviria and Abo. The ruins are in great condition and we were able to walk through them. They where built around 1600's and amazing what craftsmanship that was put into them. These...More

1  Thank penahill
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The visitor center is located in the town of Mountainair. They have an excellent video there that clearly explains the history of the area. Indian history and the Spaniards also. Then travel out the the three pueblos. They are in different directions relative to the...More

1  Thank pk1363
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Having lived in the state for more years than many people have been alive, I can't believe I had never been here. Beautiful structures and incredible history.

1  Thank Teresa R
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M J
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I meant "each" not all. I meant to say 30 minutes to tour each site.
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Mary H
11 January 2015|
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Response from Max D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the same.
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