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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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We stumbled across this national park. There are 3 mission ruins, Quarai, Gran Quiviria and Abo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
penahill
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Santaquin, Utah
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Three pueblos, one national park

The visitor center is located in the town of Mountainair. They have an excellent video there that... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
pk1363
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Lemont, Illinois
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Mountainair, NM 87036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this national park. There are 3 mission ruins, Quarai, Gran Quiviria and Abo. The ruins are in great condition and we were able to walk through them. They where built around 1600's and amazing what craftsmanship that was put into them. These...More

1  Thank penahill
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The visitor center is located in the town of Mountainair. They have an excellent video there that clearly explains the history of the area. Indian history and the Spaniards also. Then travel out the the three pueblos. They are in different directions relative to the...More

1  Thank pk1363
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Having lived in the state for more years than many people have been alive, I can't believe I had never been here. Beautiful structures and incredible history.

1  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit. The visitor's center has some nice videos of the history of the Native Americans who lived here as well as the arrival of the Spaniards and their interaction. The missions have walks around the area with interpretative...More

1  Thank HARRY M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Read a bit up on the ruins in the area. There are signs to help on understand the history, but read about the area and other ruins. A very special day!

1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

What an interesting place.. off the beaten tourist path. The visitor center videos are a must see. The clips are so informative about the history of the Natives Americans who lived in the Southwest years ago. Please stop at both sites and enjoy the structures.

1  Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a worthwhile, especially if you are already on Highway 60. The ruins here, dating back to over 400 years ago, hosted inhabitants dating back to over 800 years ago. There is a great walkway/path that takes you around the ruins, making it a...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

In 2016, we visited the Gran Quivira ruins. Spectacular! Today we spent the afternoon at the Abo site west of Mountainair. Just as amazing. There were few people there and we enjoyed an impromptu tutorial from the park ranger on site along with a national...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I was on a drive through mountainair so I thought I'd check out the ruins. There are very few signs, so unless you go to the visitors center it's not self explanatory. Its just a few blocks from the foundation. If you've looked at the...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My husband and I went to all three historic mission ruins; Abo, Quaria and Gran Quivira. The ruins and history were very interesting. We started with a 45 minute tour of Abo. Next, we drove 9 miles east to Mountainair and spent 15 minutes at...More

1  Thank M J
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M J
18 June 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I meant "each" not all. I meant to say 30 minutes to tour each site.
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Mary H
11 January 2015|
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Response from Max D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the same.
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