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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Address: Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone Number: +1 505-847-2585
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Absolutely amazing

Beautiful, peaceful and full of history. A must see...a bit off the beaten path which makes it even more magical. Our ranger (Cindy Pilgrim) was a delight and inspiration...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful and full of history. A must see...a bit off the beaten path which makes it even more magical. Our ranger (Cindy Pilgrim) was a delight and inspiration...

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first pass and we only stopped at Quarai. The church ruins are the finest we have seen. There has been moderate excavation of the pueblo, but not that much. Probably, that's for the best. They have an extraordinary model that expresses the place better than fally-down walls while preserving the site. Ranger was great, the walk through... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First don't follow your gps or printed directions unless your directions take you to the main Visitors center. Each site is accessed by a paved road (bumpy but paved). The rangers at the main Visitors center where able to tell me how to get to each site & I'm glad each site is different the only one with any Pueblos... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were so happy to see this wonderful ruin site. What a beautiful setting and the ruins were fascinating. We loved it and it really is well worth the drive there. There were no people so we were able to meander around at leisure. I got some fabulous photos!

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Middle Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to Abo and Quarai, but didn't drive down to Gran Quivira. Both sights were in beautiful settings. As others stated, the rangers were very helpful. Most of what can be seen are the ruins of the Spanish missions. We ate a picnic lunch at the Quarai site and we also saw a film at the monument headquarters in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful scenery, interesting history, easy to drive to, helpful park staff, and there's no entrance fee.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Almost immediately after landing in Albuquerque, we arrived at the first of the 3 Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monuments. Even though we had traveled only just over an hour from ABQ (even though it's a bit longer than taking I-25, take I-40 to NW 337 instead - it's a prettier drive) when we arrived at than Abo Ruins, it felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to check this out because I was in Mountainair NM. Did not disappoint! It had nice paved trails through the ruins. Park Rangers we very friendly and happy to provide info. Nice place to bring a family to share history of the people and culture here. Also, bring a picnic basket as there is a nice area that's covered... More 

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Thank Rob S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We approached the ruins from the south, so our first and only stop was the Gran Quivira. We were the only visitors at the time and enjoyed the solitude as we wandered the ruins learning about the Pueblos and the Spanish. Small little visitors center has restrooms and a tiny museum with history and cultural information.

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Thank Caleb S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy joyed the simple beauty this place had to offer. I loved the history that each station shared and the friendliness of the park ranger. Good people!

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