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Address: 3041 E. Main St, Farmington, NM
Phone Number: 505/599-1174
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Ansel Adams

A very pleasant surprise to see his work here! Staff are really helpful. Local displays represent the cultural aspect of the area well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
julius_s57
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Farmington, New Mexico

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a small town museum, this one is worth a visit. On permanent display is a collection of local historical artifacts. The museum also hosts art shows; a recent exhibit featured original prints by Ansel Adams. There is a small bookstore with local guidebooks and other volumes, many by local authors as well as gift items representing Northwest New Mexico..... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very pleasant surprise to see his work here! Staff are really helpful. Local displays represent the cultural aspect of the area well.

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St. George, Utah
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having grown up in a trading post on the Navajo Reservation in the 60s and 70s I love the trading post exhibit; you can't see too many of those left anymore. We've also loved the temporary exhibits over the years, from Egypt and other places around the world. I think this is one of the best small town museums.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Nice museum along the Animas River. There was a Navaho rug exhibit-- spectacular! The museum store had some nice items, but also some silly trinkets and some Egyptian items (??) The building sits next to the Animas River and has nicely landscaped grounds. Very nice scenery for contemplating history.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a smaller museum that we go to when they have a special exhibit. I don't know how they do it but the museum is able to get some of the most interesting shows in New Mexico. For example, about a month ago or so they had one of the best exhibits of Ansel Adams' prints that I have... More 

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northwest New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My husband David's Aunt Eleanor and my DNA are in this museum. Yes, the MacDonald's family spent many a year researching and promoting the gathering of Farmington's history. Naturally we believe the museum to be grand. Eleanor wrote two of the first definitive books about Farmington's early history: My Kingdom Was a County, San Juan County written in collaboration with... More 

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New Mexico
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Love the Farmington Museum! Seems like there is always a new exhibit. The Ansel Adams show was amazing. This is not your typical small town museum. Having visited what passes for museums in other locations I'm always so impressed with the latest shows

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Rude people and little boring great river view thought and expensive I yhought it would be alot more interesting

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Durango, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Friends and I visited to see the Ansel Adams exhibit, which was excellent. The exhibit was nicely displayed, the museum was not crowded, and it was only $5 admission. We were all impressed with the exhibit and the friendly staff . I have now recommended it to several of my friends here in Durango.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great place to take younger children when they have their interactive attractions. Good for others for a history of the surrounding area.

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