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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
+1 505-471-2261
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Great for the whole family

Lots to see and beautiful site. This place shows how people have historically lived in New Mexico... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Alix H
Fantastic Place to Visit

Went there on a Sunday and had an excellent time! In addition to the historic/period buildings... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Alejandro J
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This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lots to see and beautiful site. This place shows how people have historically lived in New Mexico. The gardens are gorgeous and the history great. Our kids loved it.More

Thank Alix H
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We sincerely appreciate them! So glad to learn that you and your children had a great time at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. We strive to be a place of education, entertainment and enlightenment for all...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Went there on a Sunday and had an excellent time! In addition to the historic/period buildings, there were vendors in the plaza selling authentic folk art. The prices were very reasonable compared to the shops in Santa Fe. There was even a "Luch Libre" masked...More

Thank Alejandro J
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate your comments. Yes, we are a bit hard to find if you use GPS which doesn't do too well in rural settings. But we are just 20 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza and just...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016

What a delight to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. The examples of original architecture are extremely interesting, right down to the volunteer baking bread in the outdoor oven. Loved the adobe buildings, examples of handmade rugs, and even the vegetable garden at the bottom...More

Thank DiannBayes
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you so very much for your review. We sincerely appreciate it! El Rancho de las Golondrinas has 34 historic buildings set on over 200+ acres of land -- including adobe structures, buildings of stone, log cabins and wooden structures. Just as in days gone...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Enjoyed all the history of an old western town.. Docents were knowledgeable and engaging even in 115 degree heat.More

Thank Fourfirstnames
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you so very much for your kind review. Yes, our volunteers are truly amazing! We absolutely could not exist without their dedication and expertise which they are so willing and able to share with visitors. In the heat, monsoon rains, wind, dust -- in...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is an interesting historic site which has a variety of events. Plenty of walking space and lots to see. Make sure you check their website for details. Our first visit was in 2009, and have had several visits since then....More

Thank R_Sanchez_1792
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and for your many repeat visits! We so appreciate your support. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas has plenty of walking space to be sure! Over 200 acres! Always best to wear very comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a big...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a great setting for the wine festival, nestled in with the El Rancho historic buildings. The entrée fee of $13 provided a wine glass and tastings from all the attending wineries. We found the set up to be very good - lots of...More

Thank Kirk H
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review of the Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. It sounds like you had a great time, and we are very pleased to hear that. We were very blessed with great weather this year. There...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This place was really neat and the free guided tour at 10:30am is the way to do it. The guide was knowledgeable and kind. We really enjoyed it.More

Thank Blake P
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Thanks so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate it! Yes our costumed interpreters are indeed very knowledgeable and very excited about sharing their expertise about our living history museum with our visitors. Many are retired historians, Ph.D.'s, attorneys and other professionals who take great...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016

The historic buildings and artifacts are very interesting. On site expertise was very much appreciated.More

Thank egbruce
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, our core group of 120 volunteer interpreters take great pride in their expertise and knowledge of the Ranch and just love sharing that with our visitors. Day in and out, in the heat, monsoon rains, dust...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Other obligations cut short this visit, though we did enjoy seeing the museum and the out buildings as well as the various vendors -- many lavender-centered.More

Thank BrianTravelholic
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Thank you so much for your review and sorry to her that you had to cut short your visit to the recent Herb and Lavender Festival. This is one of our public's favorite festivals when the scent of lavender fills the air and folks can...More

Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a fantastic place to see original historic buildings and culture. Real authentic place. People dressed in period clothing are very knowledgeable about the place and are easily engaged.More

Thank Mike9922
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate it as do our core group of 120 volunteers who daily dress in period clothing and engage our visitors, providing a step back in time and history, bringing the Ranch to life. We could not...More

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mystgoats
26 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We now have several ADA accessible pathways on the upper part of the Ranch thanks to a grant from the Safeway Foundation.
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Noelle D
16 February 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed for the winter. Weather in New Mexico this time of year can be very unpredictable, in fact, we are expecting snow this weekend. Since navigation around our site can be challenging in the best... More
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321clk
31 March 2016|
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Response from GreenJedi | Reviewed this property |
20 - 30 minutes from downtown.
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