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Farmington Museum

3041 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
505/599-1174
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Farmington
Type: Museums
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A nice museum that gives you an understanding of history, economics, culture and land. Don't let the size mislead you it is quality. Special note - they change the "featured" exhibit from te to time so don't think if you have been once you have seen it all.

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Newark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when we stopped into this Museum. They had a wonderful Indian rug exhibit and a very informative historical exhibit on trading posts in the area, including recordings of old-timers involved in them. Well done.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
100 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had some time to kill, so I visited this museum for about an hour or so. The building is well maintained--and nice and cool, which was a nice relief in the August heat. There were some interesting exhibits (beautiful Navajo rugs, a Connie Mack baseball area, dinosaurs, etc.--but the museum is a bit sparse at this time. I was... More 

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The Colony, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a beautiful facility. They had a baseball exhibit and Indian tapestries when we were there. And it backs up to the river, so the "backyard" area is worth a visit. And you can get lots of maps and brochures while you are there.

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The NM Museum of Natural History and Science has loaned their T Rex to the Farmington Museum for a few months. You really need to go see Stan!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Farmington's fairly new museum is well done, and is by the river, and is host to non-museum events, such as a chili cook off. The building is modern and comfortable. There is a scientific and historical display about local gas and oil production, a large collection of Navajo rugs, and a reproduction of an old time general store with a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fascinating collection of antique Navaho Blankets and rugs here. Old Model T Ford is in a separate local history wing. A brand new exhibit just opened containing prehistoric fossils and a skeleton of a large T-rex, on loan from the Albuquerque Museum of Natural History and Science. Ask for a tour from 'Bob.' He's lived in Farmington since 1948!

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Edgewood, NM
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were on a camping trip and looking for a place to beat the heat so we wandered into this lovely museum. They have an extensive display of Indian blankets. I especially liked the display on the old Trading Posts. I really felt like I learned alot about the history of the area. They also had a very nice juried... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was told I was going to the visitor center. Come to find out it was a free self tour museum. It had pics of turn of the century here in Farmington. The friend I was with, her Uncle's homestead was in one of the pics in the museum. Now how cool is that.

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Perth, Australia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
81 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We arrived in Farmington and as usual, headed to the visitor's centre for a town map. the two helpful assistants at the desk got chatting with us and suggested a look through the Museum, so we could stay inside a little longer to stay warmer. It was bitterly cold outside, we agreed. It has a permanent exhibit of the oil... More 

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