Salmon Ruins is sad to temporarily close due to state and national requirements on non-essential businesses. THE SITE, ALL GROUNDS and the MUSEUM are CLOSED until April 30, 2020. We hope that by mid April, we will be allowed to open to the public again. Thank you for understanding. We do not ...

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30th Annual Arts and Crafts Fundraiser

Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 1, 2018

The Annual Salmon Ruins Arts and Crafts Fair is always a lot of fun, and is a great way to support the Salmon Ruins Museum while you shop! The Kitchen will be busy with fresh made chili and other favorites including breakfast. Up to 96 booths with unique handcrafted gifts, jewelry and canned good...

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a year ago
The Salmon Ruins site is a great place to see multiple culturally and historically relevant structures and items. The museum, puebloan ruins, and pioneer area combined make a very worthy and worthwhile stop.
- Vermithrax P
11 months ago
$4 entrance. Nice, small museum. Friendly staff. At first I thought it wasn't going to be much, but the actual ruins are quite impressive with an informative guide book.
- Sonja S
8 months ago
Amazing place! If you have any interest in the Chacoan architecture or artifacts, this is the place to see them. Much bigger than I thought it would be & the museum is very well done. We will go back, probably several times! Low cost & high value!
- dawn d

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Salmon Ruins is an Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) site built by architects from the Chaco culture in 1088.  The village was occupied until 1288 and had up to 300 inhabitants.  Excavations went on from 1971-1978, revealing unique architecture and artifacts now available for study.  In addition to exploring the site, you can also visit the homestead built by the Salmon family who protected the site for many years, a series of replica habitations representing groups who are important to the region but who never lived on the grounds, and museum displays indoors to help you understand it all.  
Entrance to the grounds is permitted through the museum ONLY.  The grounds are closed when the museum is closed.
Adults $4/Seniors $3/Kids 15&under $1.

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6131 U.S. 64
Bloomfield, NM 87413
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:12:00 – 5:00 PM
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