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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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Address: 334 Los Pinos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 505 471 2261
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Description: This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates...
This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
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delightful resort and restaurtant about 20 min north of Santa Fe Plaza

It's a charming place to visit and relax over a nice lunch or dinner....it's also a hostelry - it's located in the mountains and it is a loverly drive along the foothills

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's a charming place to visit and relax over a nice lunch or dinner....it's also a hostelry - it's located in the mountains and it is a loverly drive along the foothills

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Do you want to see how the farmers in 1800 made everything they needed to sustain their families? This authentic Ranch has a large number of volunteers who dress in home made clothing and give it the correct "time travel" feeling. From Spring planting to Fall harvest and indoor working; this shows everything including a working village blacksmith shop on... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was on a guided group tour of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and was fascinated by the long history of this working ranch. There is so much to see and learn about the history of the Santa Fe area and this place gives you a totally different view than the downtown arts and dining scene. We had a knowledgeable... More 

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Albuquerque
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For a slice of hands on working history, Golondrinas is a place to plan on spending a good part of the day. Be prepared to walk and you can explore the mill, General Store, the pond or the fields. There are lots of activities for kids that they won't find at Six-Flags or Disneyland. If you check the calender there... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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175 reviews 175 reviews
34 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been here for a few festivals, but it is also interesting to come and explore. Fascinating look at what life was like a long time ago in this part of the country. Well worth a visit or two.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
36 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is like an outdoor Museum.. it has lots of different events all throughout the summer. It has a NM Wine weekend during the July 4th weekend, Lavendar Festival, Peruvian Horse Event, many events all the time..plus you can just go to visit the Museums and learn the history of the settlers.. very nice

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Lund, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A fantastic way to discover the 18th Century Spanish colonial ranch life. Guides are dressed in period clothing and demonstrate how people lived for example grinding their own flour, making their own tools, shoeing horses.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
12 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Harvest Festival is a great time to visit this living history museum that illustrates Spanish colonial life in New Mexico. Demonstrations, exhibits, performances and discussions of Spanish culture offer vivid history lessons in this large rancho south of Santa Fe. Grain mills powered by a waterwheel or a burro, blacksmithing, grape pressing for wine, a chapel, traditional music and... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped in there as we were heading to Santa Fe from Albuquerque. When we arrived we weren't sure it was even open since there were only 3 or 4 cars in a very large parking lot. Glad we did as at certain times of the year that lot can be full. With so few folks we had the luxury... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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237 reviews 237 reviews
74 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When we entered the gates, it felt like a different world. We got a little snippet of what life in New Mexico was like in the 18th and 19th century on the same homestead. Multiple hands on activities for kids and adults, authentically dressed and knowledgeable guides, and original furnishings provided a very real experience. We also enjoyed the well... More 

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