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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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Interesting in its own right

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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