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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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very educational historic trip

We visited 2 out of 3 Pueblo Ruins, Abo and Quarai, The sites are very interesting and full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mward22
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Albany, New York
A hidden gem

I found this National park site driving up towards the Santa Fe area. The visitor center is located... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
JNFII
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Mountainair, NM 87036
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"gran quivira"
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"national monument"
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"spanish missions"
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"visitor center"
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"new mexico"
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"short version"
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"happy to answer questions"
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"excellent displays"
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"great photo ops"
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"park ranger"
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"day trip"
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"paved trail"
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"historical sites"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"amazing history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited 2 out of 3 Pueblo Ruins, Abo and Quarai, The sites are very interesting and full of history. At Abo, the village has been filled to preserve, but the ruin that is left is impressive. I suggest you talk to the rangers for...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I found this National park site driving up towards the Santa Fe area. The visitor center is located in the town of Mountainair NM along highway 60. There are three other sites in the area showing ancient Pueblo structures dubbed the “ancient cities of New...More

Thank JNFII
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Definitely in the middle of nowhere. Amazing how the ruins have held up All the rangers were very friendly and knowledgeable.Just make sure you have plenty of gas in your vehicle because there is no much around this monument.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

We have taken out of town visitors for a one-day visit from Albuquerque to these two ruins. They are spectacular. The missions built in the early 1600s still have high, impressive walls built of local sandstone. Near each mission is the ruin of an ancient...More

Thank Bill Y
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Our Salinas Mission tour began at the visitor center in Mountainair where the Ranger gave us brochure with a map to the three mission - Gran Quivira, Quarai and Abo. We went to the missions in that order, from the furthest to the closest. All...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Visited 5-14-18. There are three ruins sites and four visitor sites. Don't miss any of them. All the visitor centers had excellent displays and many many books on the ruins sites. All volunteers and Rangers were friendly, informative and willing to spend time answering questions....More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

1. My wife and I spent a long weekend visiting and photographing the three missions. I'm an avid amateur photographer so really loved it. My wife really loves the history of the missions so she was thrilled. 2. You could see all three missions in...More

Thank SteamboatBob53
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The main visitor center is in Mountainair NOT located at any one of the missions. They are all a 5-25 mile drive in different directions. The rangers are not pleasant and I seemed to be bothering them just walking in. Count your change carefully at...More

Thank ki0ki
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Loved Visiting the 3 Pueblos Decided to break up the ride from Alamogordo to Albuquerque by visiting these 3 pueblos. Coming from the south, the first one I headed to was Gran Quivira. The left hand turn from Hwy 54 to Hwy 55 was abrupt...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The size of the Salinas Pueblos is staggering. Three major pueblo city remains built out of local sandstone. Reminiscent of European Great Houses and castles. Start by visiting the Museum in Mt. Air, then plan a day trip to visit all three Pueblos - unless...More

4  Thank Winston L
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M J
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I meant "each" not all. I meant to say 30 minutes to tour each site.
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Mary H
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Response from Max D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the same.
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