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“A surprising find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Farmington Museum

Farmington Museum
3041 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
505/599-1174
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Farmington
Type: Museums
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Perth, Australia
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“A surprising find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We arrived in Farmington and as usual, headed to the visitor's centre for a town map. the two helpful assistants at the desk got chatting with us and suggested a look through the Museum, so we could stay inside a little longer to stay warmer. It was bitterly cold outside, we agreed. It has a permanent exhibit of the oil and gas industry mainly donated by a private owner and that had been well looked after. The Trading Post exhibit was a wonderful re-creation of the olden trading post. I found that the most interesting. The collection of Native American rugs was also very impressive. A good time was had there.

Visited April 2013
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Unexpected find.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The museum is at the Gateway Visitor Center & is very good, especially if you have any interest in the oil industry. I lost my husband for about an hour! I loved the domestic history which was portrayed as well. The gardens out the back going down to the river were very attractive as well.
I wasn't expecting much from Farmington on our trip, but it turned out to be a very interesting & prosperous place. We loved the river walk.

Visited June 2012
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Farmington
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“Great Small Town Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

While in Farmington you must not miss the Museum. It has a permanent exhibit of the oil and gas industry that helped Farmington grow. The Trading Post exhibit shows an authentic replica of the reservation trading posts of years past. It aslo has changing exhibits that are always exciting. Art shows are also a part of the schedule.

Visited February 2013
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Farmington, New Mexico
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“Informative and Entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This museum has something to offer all ages. I've been taking my grand-daughter there for 4 years.old; sometimes twice a month. The many display are fresh and continue to intrigue her.

Visited December 2012
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Farmington, New Mexico
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“Propaganda for the energy companies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's free, so that's good. But, much of the focus of the museum is like a walk-through commercial for the oil and natural gas industry.

Visited January 2013
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