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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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More than just ruins.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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MORENO VALLEY
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MORENO VALLEY
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379 reviews 379 reviews
147 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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280 reviews 280 reviews
131 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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