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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Address: , Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone Number: 505 847 2585
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Activities: Arts and crafts, Biking, City walk sightseeing, Dining, Driving, Golfing, Hot-air ballooning, Mountain biking, Nightlife, Running, Shopping

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This was my 2nd visit with family. Very interesting place, nice little hike around the monument and very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Hudson, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was my 2nd visit with family. Very interesting place, nice little hike around the monument and very informative.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great places to see historic missions. Very nice ruins and easy trails to walk. All are very close to each other and possible to visit in one trip,

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A Real hidden gem. After recently moving to New Mexico, my wife and I discovered this impressive collection of parks. The Salinas Pueblo missions are really very cool for those that like history and beautiful scenery. The pueblo missions are actually 3 separate parks with a small visitor center at each one and a really nice central visitor center with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Three different actual sites make up this monument. Two are about a half hour apart, and the third is about 45 minutes away from the other two. We visited the Abo and Gran Quivira sites. The park rangers at both sites were very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I'd like to make special mention of the ranger at the Gran Quivira... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is actually made up of a visitor center in Mountainair and three separate mission site. We started at the visitor center and the film they show gives you an overview of the history of the missions. As we were stopping while traveling through New Mexico, we did not stop at the largest mission, Gran Quivira,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is a brief stop to visit this old mission and it is actually quiet beautiful. The drive to here also makes it worthwhile. As you leave and go south, make sure and pay attention to the empty salt lakes. Very interesting terrain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Seldom visited monument. You don't get your typical anoying tourist busloads. 3 seperate peublo sites plus the visitor center in Mountainair. I would recommend seeing the visitor center first, although it is quite small. Each pueblo ruin has some sort of information center although artifacts are absent from the Abo one. Self guided each site will take about 30-45 minutes... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

For a great drive and beautiful destination, take the 25 drive to the Gran Quivira. Beautiful and remote area. Easy walking area. I got there early so it was nice and cool for walking the dog. The Abo and Quarai sites are also a great places to visit. The vastness of the landscape is wonderful.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My whole family enjoyed exploring and learning about the history of New Mexico. The kids earned their Junior Ranger badges and asked lots of questions. Beautiful areas!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I know the historical context of the building of the missions by the Native Americans who were enslaved by the Spanish of the region to build these wonderful edifices. I can't help but love all the work that was done in Abo, Quarai and Gran Quivara by the Park Service to explain and preserve these valuable assets of history. It... More 

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