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“A Glimpse Back in History”

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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140 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A Glimpse Back in History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

We learned a lot about the history of this area. Visiting the ruins of thes three Spanish missions was well worth the drive from Albuquerque. If it's very windy, you can't enter the structures, but you can still explore outside.
Each mission is in a dfifferent location, but they are not too far apart.

Visited February 2012
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Very Well Preserved Ruins (and recreated in some cases) - Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

You won't be disappointed with the extensive ruins throughout the Salinas Pueblo complex. These old adobe structures are a photograher's dream. Blue skies and orange adobe are hard to resist. Abo Ruins is where I spent the bulk of my time. One could spend an entire day through the entire complex. Enjoy!

Visited September 2011
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Las Cruces
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24 attraction reviews
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“Worth the effort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

These are the most amazing ruins.  Very little interpretation and no fancy visitors center, but they are amazing remnants of Spanish missions.  Pack a lunch, not many cafes in the area.

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Mountainair, New Mexico
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3 reviews
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“Worth seeing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

There are 3 different missions here and they are very interesting. They have been partly restored and they have beautiful trails the circle the area around the ruins and each has a nice museums with lots of info for the intrested. All are great places to take a picnic, with tables under the shade. It's not hard to see why these Indians wanted to be here

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,893 reviews
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“Wonderful ancient Indian pueblos and churches along the Salt Missions Trail in NM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

These missions were built in the early 1600s and abandoned within 50 years. The National Park Service has done a great job renovating and preserving this ancient native history. There are paths that you can walk, informative signs And good guides that you can pick up at the vistors centers. There also small museums with artifacts and historical information. You can reach this area from the north following the Salt Missions Trail through interesting little Hispanic villages starting at Tiejeras or from I-40 to the west. You feel like you are driving in the past while traveling through this area.

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