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Farmington Museum

3041 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
505/599-1174
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Farmington
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 3, 2014
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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
75 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Berkshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Free (donations accepted). They had a very good display on oil & gas exploration. Easy to find and get to.

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Modesto, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This free museum is very small, but you can learn more that way sometimes. They have a very good exhibit about drilling for "black gold". Right now they are celebrating the 100 birthday of New Mexico. If you are staying in Farmington or visiting the nearby Aztec Ruins, it is a nice little stop.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

A small town museum with some of the history of the oil and gas industry in Farmington.

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