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Salmon Ruins

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Address: 6131 U.S. Hwy. 64 (P.O. Box 125), Farmington, NM
Phone Number: 505/632-2013
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Learn about 4 Courners ancient history here!

Want to know about the Native history in the Four Corners? Stop here. They offer guided and self-guided tours. There is so much information crammed into this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Want to know about the Native history in the Four Corners? Stop here. They offer guided and self-guided tours. There is so much information crammed into this place!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We toured the museum, which has wonderful artifacts from the area, then walked to the ruins outside, which were interesting, using the guide we purchased for a small fee. The guide was so helpful in following the numbers at the site. There was no climbing, just easy walking, except some was uphill.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our tour guide was Tori, also. She is knowledgeable, loquacious, prudent, lively, and good humored. Her training is as an archaeologist but her taxonomies include geology, plant biology, cultural sociology, astronomy, history, and meterololgy . . . 8^) . . . it made the drive down from farmington seem very short since her instructive conversation never lagged . . .... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Some parts of the ruins were very interesting, along with the museum associated with the site. The outside exhibits were in need of much repair - most were falling apart.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

But don't bypass this small gem. It is NOT part of the National Park System, so you will have to pay separately, but it is worth it to see a large anasazi ruin that has not been restored.

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Wauna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I toured the facility the day after Aztec National Monument. Comparison to Aztec is unfair. Aztec receives federal funding although, presumably, under the current political environment, that might be in question. Salmon Ruin's funding rely on donations. Yes, the initial trail is steep, but there are signs that with permission you are allowed to drive down. Surrounding property is private.... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Salmon Ruins was an interesting side trip. The Pueblo ruins were undisturbed until the archaeological digs of the 1970's. But the homestead that George Salmon built in the 1890's helped keep the ruins undisturbed. The museum is full if beautiful artifacts that were taken from the site. Well worth the trip to see the homestead and ruins.

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Graham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We spent a week touring the various native ruins in New Mexico and had looked forward to this site. Exceptionally nice folks operating the ruins, very informative. The reconstructions were a nice touch and certainly helped demonstrate the life style of the time. The Salmon house would be really interesting if restored and opened. The ruins themselve are interesting. This... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Salmon Ruins park has a great set of Chacoan Outlier ruins made more interesting because you can see where the Mesa Verde Culture took over the Pueblo after it was abandoned by the Chaco group. Easy to see where the Mesa Verde people built onto the earlier ruins. Additionally the park has constructed replica buildings including homesteads, Navajo structures and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

really enjoyed our stop-in on our way to The Soaring Eagle Lodge. Very informative on the history of NM, clean facility, and so many books on NM & the Indian Reservations. Will stop every time on our annual trip to San Juan River's Quality Waters.

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Additional Information about Salmon Ruins

Address: Address: 6131 U.S. Hwy. 64 (P.O. Box 125), Farmington, NM
Phone Number: 505/632-2013
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Farmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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