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Salmon Ruins

6131 Us 64, Farmington, NM 87413
+1 505-632-2013
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The archeological Disneyland

Hard to imagine the era of gold and silver mining impacting these dessert waterways long before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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This place will leave you baffled. I recommend that if you visit this place, you visit all... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
San Diego, California
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6131 Us 64, Farmington, NM 87413
+1 505-632-2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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

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

1  Thank idraginlady
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This place is in need of a little updating as many of the sign are weathered and in need of replacing. On the plus side, the small museum gives you an interesting view of how the cliff dwellers and other Indians lived hundreds of years...More

Thank cdrh
Reviewed 22 May 2017

So glad we stopped here. The museum is excellent and informative and we were permitted to walk around the ruins with a guide book. We had been to Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon on this trip. This museum and ruins helped finish the puzzle!

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stopped by on the way to Farmington. A very good museum with lots of information. Outside are the ruins - you get a fact sheet to help you around the site. Worth the visit.

Thank Paulellwood
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped there with a friend after a weekend of camping. It was going from rain to snow. But that is okay because a lot of it is under cover. We love to see ruins in the Four Corners and learn about their history. This...More

Thank Ann69982
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Salmon Ruins Archaeology site and museum located just west of Bloomfield, NM, is worth a stop every day. Take a walk around prehistoric structures, read up on the past, peruse the gift shop and museum offerings. The staff are engaging, passionate, and informative. One of...More

1  Thank pflepsep
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Privately owned and run, it did have a nominal entry fee. The original homestead was purchased by a person who wanted to preserve the native city, and show how the wandering native tribes lived

1  Thank alyssacuomo1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A small museum tells about the Pueblo people that originally built and lived here. Salmon Ruin is an 11th century pueblo ruin related to the Chaco Culture group, which originated in Chaco Canyon Covering an area of over two acres, the pueblo had two distinct...More

1  Thank Fred W
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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.