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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Address: Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone Number: 505 847 2585
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Pretty cool place! The red dirt will get your attention!

Decided to check this out because I was in Mountainair NM. Did not disappoint! It had nice paved trails through the ruins. Park Rangers we very friendly and happy to provide info... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rob S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to check this out because I was in Mountainair NM. Did not disappoint! It had nice paved trails through the ruins. Park Rangers we very friendly and happy to provide info. Nice place to bring a family to share history of the people and culture here. Also, bring a picnic basket as there is a nice area that's covered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We approached the ruins from the south, so our first and only stop was the Gran Quivira. We were the only visitors at the time and enjoyed the solitude as we wandered the ruins learning about the Pueblos and the Spanish. Small little visitors center has restrooms and a tiny museum with history and cultural information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy joyed the simple beauty this place had to offer. I loved the history that each station shared and the friendliness of the park ranger. Good people!

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St Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited both the Quarai and Abo ruins on Monday. They were both beautiful places. The park rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. There is an easy path around both of them and you can walk through parts of the ruins, which were built by Spanish missionaries (and the locals) in the 1600's. Both places had a self-guided walking tour brochure... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The three Missions of Salinas are awe-inspiring and give a glimpse of what life looked like in the 1600's. I liked Quarai the best; it is set near a bosque and was almost majestic looking. The Park Rangers at all three sites were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be taking our granddaughter to visit the Missions this fall when... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Of the three sites it is difficult to pick a favorite. They each have their high points. This was our second visit. The first time we missed Gran Quivira and I don’t think the visitor center was there or perhaps not open. The history is something one never hears in school. It makes you rethink the relationship of old white... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Amazing layers of history. It feels like a well-kept secret that this place exists! You can see all three park sites in a day, and then stay the night in the Mountainair area.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Three separate sites showing the remains of Spanish mission Church's in central New Mexico. Be prepared to drive a little as the 3 sites are 15-25 miles apart from each other, but certainly worth the effort.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have visited this place twice and I need to come yet again, I liked it so much .It is so peaceful that you close your eyes and you can picture the past life of the people in this Spanish Pueblo Mission, with its agricultural and religious activities. The priests kept the Pueblo worship kivas ( round buildings somewhat below... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

What a nice surprise. An employee at an art gallery in Santa Fe told me this is one of her two favorite locations in NM for photography. I took a chance but kept my expectations low. I was pleasantly surprised. I think these are the best ruins in NM. Well maintained and very convenient. Also, the staff is the friendliest... More 

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