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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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El Rancho de las Golondrinas serves as a wonderful field trip for various elementary and middle school grades and an informative, destination for families and New Mexico history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

El Rancho de las Golondrinas serves as a wonderful field trip for various elementary and middle school grades and an informative, destination for families and New Mexico history buffs. I have been there for both purposes. When Civil War re-enactment folks took it over, I was fascinated. Several significant Civil War battles were fought in New Mexico--victories by Union soldiers... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our family of four -- husband, me, and two kids ages 5 & 7, took a Josefina tour. I think the Josefina aspect was just mentioning what rooms are pictured in the book and using Josefina's name when describing how people lived. It kept the kids attention. However, I don't think the tour would be that different if it were... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for fast rides and flashing lights, this is not the place. But it's a great walk back thru time with storytellers, basket weaving, tortilla making, and wine stomping to name a few things. The kids loved it and didn't want to leave.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

In the summer this is an excellent place to take the family to experience life on a 18th century Hacienda. Virtually all of the buildings are authentic an history and on weekends there are knowledgeable docents in period dress to explain the blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, gristmill, cemetery etc. Good bargain

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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
38 helpful votes 38 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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238 helpful votes 238 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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39 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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