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“The archeological Disneyland ”
Review of Salmon Ruins

Salmon Ruins
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Farmington
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Reviewed 19 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.

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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 you muscle through, the sights you'll see will have made the struggle worthwhile.

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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 intent is there.
The second part, the ruins, are in as good a shape as 3,000 housing units could be. The signage is faded but you can get a self guided tour pamphlet from the museum. The museum is very nice. There is a patio over looking the ruins from the back of the museum. Watch carefully for the turn off, it'll sneak up on you. Its on the south side of the road around Bloomfield.

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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 ago. Behind the museum are some actual ruins that you can see up and close. This is a great place to visit if you are headed to Mesa Verde as it provides some insight on the lives of those from years past.

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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!

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