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Salmon Ruins

Address: 6131 U.S. Hwy. 64 (P.O. Box 125), Farmington, NM
Phone Number: 505/632-2013
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Farmington
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Its a wonderfully kept place. It was very informative and well worth the stop. It might not have all the flash and flair that the Aztec Ruins have but the Salmon Ruins still is able to keep all there artifacts that have been excavated on their sight because they are not part of the national park system.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great place to visit. We have gone many times over the years and always enjoy ourselves. They do a nice job displaying artifacts, information and scenes. You are able to have a hands on experience plus the largest collection of NM books / library.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was something to do while we were staying in Farmington since there isn't much else. It was neat to see, if you are really into the native american history and such you would probably enjoy it. If you've been to Mesa Verde this will be a disappointment.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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231 reviews 231 reviews
106 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is another site where visitors can see Ancestral Pueblo Ruins dating back to 11th-13th century. I especially liked these for three reasons (1) located right on highway 64, they are easy to access (2) they are not crowded and (3) the Heritage Park section features replicas of dwellings of other people who lived in the area including the Salmon... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were pressed for time and had decided to skip Chaco Canyon, but the Salmon Ruins were on our route to Sante Fe, so we stopped in. It's not a national park, but it's clearly well run by local people with limited resources. The self-guided tour of the ruins provides you with a wealth of information about the ancient peoples... More

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Hurricane, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited this site before going to Chaco Canyon, and we are glad we did. The self-guided tour was very informative. It cost $3 per person, which was worth every cent. The only thing that was difficult was the climb back to the car from the site. No problem for younger visitors, though. The museum was also very well done,... More

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

This is smaller than the Aztec Ruins, but well worth the effort. We got in late in the day and still had time to crawl over the entire area. Good price and nice people.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I noticed the sign on the road as I was heading to my work site and decided to stop on the way home. They close at 5 but you are allowed to walk around the site after closing. The ruins are in great shape and it is very interesting to see how the Indians lived in 1265. There is a... More

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Derry, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great museum and gift shop. Go when it's cool outside. give it several hours if you have the time...................................

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West Chicago, Illinois
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330 reviews 330 reviews
127 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

we visited the Salmon Ruins about 2 weeks ago; they were paving the highway from which you enter this site so maybe those who work there were not expecting visitors but we were there. They did not turn on any lights in the indoor area and while there is light that comes from the middle of the ceiling area (similar... More

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