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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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Interactive learning for children. Hands on activities. Very well done. Lots of staff available... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mara J
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Las Vegas, Nevada
living history

We have taken the grandkids and visitors several times to different events. Find that seeing how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martha H
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interactive learning for children. Hands on activities. Very well done. Lots of staff available to explain/teach. It's a look back in time. Check their schedule ahead of time if you want to avoid some BIG crowds on a fiesta day.More

Thank Mara J
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it can get crazy here on festival days. For the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, for example, we have close to 10,000 guests! WHEW! That's a lot....even on 200 acres....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken the grandkids and visitors several times to different events. Find that seeing how life used to be on the Camino real makes people see history and appreciate the effort it took those traveling the Camino. It certainly wasn’t seventy miles an hour...More

Thank Martha H
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your comments on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your review. No, travel along El Camino Real (The King's Highway) certainly was not at 70mph on the highway back in the day. It was much more commonly traversed by carts (caretas)...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my list I would say that this was one of my favorite places I visited in Santa Fe. Antique constructions, church, patios and farm will make you transport to another time in history.More

Thank Margarita A
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it really is a trip back in time when you visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Our core group of 200 costumed interpreters so enjoy sharing with visitors what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful living museum with many buildings, furnishings and period structures strewn about the many acres of ranch land. We took the 10:30 guided tour and learned many of the early resident’s rituals and lifestyles. There was a lady baking bread, a man...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas has 200+ acres of land and 34 historic structures on the property. To really see it does require a commitment of time and energy....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make time to go here, it's incredibly well done, informative and the docents are knowledgeable and obviously love what they do. Tourists and locals alike are missing out if they haven't been hereMore

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, our core group of over 200 costumed interpreters certainly do love what they do and they also love sharing their knowledge and expertise with our guests. We absolutely could...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short ride from Santa Fe. We stopped in here after hking through Tent Rocks. Spent a terrific couple hours walking through the buildings and talking with the folks there. Had a nice chat with Montie in the cabin. Tasted bread made in the oven...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. You must have had quite a day hiking through Tent Rocks and then meandering through our 200+ acres! You must have been tired! So glad you came to see us...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

I came here to sketch with a group, and it's a wonderful place for this. I would like to spend more time here and bring a lunch. The admission is inexpensive. This is a "living museum" place with people in period costumes and engaging in...More

Thank Jonathan J
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, there certainly is lots and LOTS of walking here at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. We have over 200 acres open to the public! So, yes, comfortable shoes, sunscreen...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We've visited multiple times. It is like stepping into the past of the old west 150 years ago. Blacksmith demos, gun fights, weaving, authentic costumes, museum, good food, and clean rest rooms. Not too big for little feet. Great family day.More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your comments on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your five star review! And thank you for your multiple visits. We are so pleased that Las Golondrinas continues to be of interest to you. We try to make each and every...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. Lots of insight in how people lived and the way they managed. Pedro, Beth, Sandy and Patricia were our guides. They all were dressed in period clothing. They were pleasant and knowledgeable. We didn’t make the “loop” down to the...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you so much for your comments on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please do plan on returning to finish the "loop." There is lots more to see! We are so sorry that the weather shortened your...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018

It is a nice educational view of a dusty, historic farm, and appropriate for children to see farm life and some goats. It was very hot that day and there's not much shade. The food from the take-out window and roof-covered picnic table area was...More

Thank LeeGarrison
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it does get quite hot here in the summer and we always advise our guests, particularly those from sea level, that we are located at almost 7,000 feet and...More

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Merlene O
September 1, 2018|
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Response from Tops23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have the harvest festival and a Halloween festival. Their website has more information.
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NatashaK2
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We have an area dedicated for eating with picnic tables and benches under cover. This is the best place for a picnic.
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Anderson50
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
$6.00 for adults; $4.00 for seniors and teens. Children 12 and under are always FREE. These are the prices for non-festival days.
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