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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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You want to learn how to survive the zombie invasion once the Apocalypse happens? Colonial New Mexicans survived on the wits and precious little else. Check it out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You want to learn how to survive the zombie invasion once the Apocalypse happens? Colonial New Mexicans survived on the wits and precious little else. Check it out!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

a very nice, true to historical place for the whole family. put on your walking shoes you will want to see it all. food and drinks served, and a lot of informational booths to visit!!!!!!

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Hanalei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We go to 'Golindrinas every chance we get. Our favorite weekend events are the wine festival in July and the Harvest Festival in October. The grounds are beautiful and the docent are always very friendly and helpful. Be sure to visit!

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Carlsbad, NM
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in the 1700-1800's? Well, visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas and you will get a taste of the lifestyle. A beautifully created living history setting that harkens back to the beginning of New Mexico's rich history. Not to be missed! Worth the drive!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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51 helpful votes 51 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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 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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80 helpful votes 80 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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