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“Cool place but a little confusing”

J.W. Eaves Movie Ranch
Ranked #142 of 272 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: Eaves Movie Ranch is a working movie set and events venue just south of Santa Fe, NM. The property is not open to the public - only to film productions and special events. We don't give tours. If you want to plan an event, wedding, music concert, or party, please call or e-mail us. Thanks !
Reviewed 1 August 2012

My family and I were passing by on our way to Albuquerque and stopped by the J.W. Eaves Movie Ranch. We read about it on roadsideamerica.com and thought it sounded cool. We were under the impression that it was open to the public but when we got there it seemed abandoned so we started walking around to explore a bit. After about 10 minutes the "caretaker" and a small group came out of one of the movie set buildings and asked if he could help us. We explained that we just wanted to look around and he told us that the town wasn't open to the public. I think he noticed my 12 year old boy's disappointment so he told us we could go in a little furhter and check out the jail. It was very nice of him to let us in so we poked around a little longer and left before our welcome was done worn out. As we were leaving we noticed a sign that said "Tours, $20/adults, $10/child" so we were a bit confused that the "caretaker" didn't mention anything about tours. Although a bit pricey, the ranch is sooo cool that I would be willing to pay to get a personalized tour explaining each building and what movie scenes were filmed where. Maybe someday we'll get that priviledge but if you plan on stopping by, I would suggest that you call first and ask "what's up with these private tours I've heard about?"

4  Thank Morgan78_11
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

It all depends on if they're filming a movie or not! No matter, as the country surrounding the ranch is awesome and there's many historic sites close at hand to occupy your time there with! Maybe you'll get to be an EXTRA on one of the movies being filmed?

2  Thank tellingbird
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

Thomas, the caretaker, was not only a great tour guide but a really good guy period. He met us in the off season on his own time and gave us a great tour. The place is not only fun but historically, it is a treasure! Make sure to take the time to visit when you are in the area. Also, Jesse James, the ranch dog LOVES treats so make sure you take him a bone!

8  Thank EmceeDiva
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile
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