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Salmon Ruins

6131 Us 64, Farmington, NM 87413
+1 505-632-2013
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Easy to miss, make a stop here

I haven't been here despite visiting Farmington for over 20 years. Well worth a stop. A great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda H
London, United Kingdom
Gotta stop & see!

We have always driven by this in the past, but just decided to stop, WAY worth it!! Associated... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Mark S
Corrales, New Mexico
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6131 Us 64, Farmington, NM 87413
+1 505-632-2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been here despite visiting Farmington for over 20 years. Well worth a stop. A great little museum attached. Support your local ruins and help them improve their outside exhibit. A neat little gift store with great native carvings for sale.

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We have always driven by this in the past, but just decided to stop, WAY worth it!! Associated with the Chaco group about 45 miles south, this was a big pueblo. Lots of rooms and a wonderful big Kiva. A bit of a steep walk...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Salmon ruins are well preserved and especially interesting when combined with a visit to Chaco Canyon because you can learn to view Chaco architecture and technique in its various time settings. There's a lot to walk through and see.

2  Thank Q4766HGsusans
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the self guided tour through these amazing ruins. Great friendly customer service. It was a hot day so we couldn't handle staying for too long outside, but enjoyed the time we could.

1  Thank Melanie F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

There was no direction to the actual Ruins when we got to the bottom of the steps, so what we thought were the Ruins actually was the old farm, so we turned left when we should have turned right. There was no way to know...More

1  Thank jghood
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My visit to Salmon Ruins involved two phases, the first was a visit to the museum site. I had reserved a trip to Chaco Culture from the museum; so I went to the site the day before just to insure I could find it the...More

1  Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We stopped in after hiking and thought we'd see the ruins. While the original part of the ruins are interesting, most of it is built as it probably was originally. For $4, it's worth the trip and a great history stop.

1  Thank 441paml
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Hard to imagine the era of gold and silver mining impacting these dessert waterways long before Western arrivals. Read, touch and take pause.

2  Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This place will leave you baffled. I recommend that if you visit this place, you visit all surrounding ancient structures in Chaco Canyon. Loads of fun, but getting there is rough, even with a Minivan. The road is, well, not really a road. But If...More

1  Thank theodore150
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Place gets little funding so is becoming run down. The first part of the trail was weedy and seedy looking. A lot of the various tribes living in the area are represented by their types of housing. Some are in dire need of repair. The...More

2  Thank idraginlady
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Mark M
8 November 2016|
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Response from silverstreak5611 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Salmon Ruins Museum in Bloomfield, New Mexico. Ask for tour information. I hope this is helpful. Go online and google this and you will get all of the information needed to contact them.