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Farmington Museum

3041 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
505/599-1174
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Farmington
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Farmington, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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75 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The museum is at the Gateway Visitor Center & is very good, especially if you have any interest in the oil industry. I lost my husband for about an hour! I loved the domestic history which was portrayed as well. The gardens out the back going down to the river were very attractive as well. I wasn't expecting much from... More

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Farmington
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

While in Farmington you must not miss the Museum. It has a permanent exhibit of the oil and gas industry that helped Farmington grow. The Trading Post exhibit shows an authentic replica of the reservation trading posts of years past. It aslo has changing exhibits that are always exciting. Art shows are also a part of the schedule.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This museum has something to offer all ages. I've been taking my grand-daughter there for 4 years.old; sometimes twice a month. The many display are fresh and continue to intrigue her.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's free, so that's good. But, much of the focus of the museum is like a walk-through commercial for the oil and natural gas industry.

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Kline, CO
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

When I went there was a fascinating high-tech display about the oil and gas industry with a virtual tour into a fracking drill.

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