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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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New Mexico History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to check out local history. Some good hiking. Easy to get up close and feel part of the past.

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Thank Michael V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Only 75miles south of Albuquerque NM. Three 1600's missions built by Spanish missionary priest. National monuments. if you are a history buff, a must see. Manzano State park is near by, very nice.

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Mountainair, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I loved the feeling of these old ruins. It seemed as if the walls spoke. All three sites have staff with much information. We always take our local school students each year and it is very popular. I encourage you to make time to spend some time at each of the sites so you might want to make a reservation... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Start in Mountainair at the Visitor Center. If limited on time, then just go west to the Abo ruins. They are gorgeous and an easy walk. I recommend going north to Quarai second. Another set of gorgeous ruins. The walk is a little longer, but it is a paved path. Gran Quivara ruins are 25 miles south and definitely out... More 

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