If you’re looking for fun indoors, Farmington is home to a number of museums that are sure to delight any traveler. The Farmington area is popular with history buffs and art lovers alike.
There are numerous museums in the Farmington area to be explored. The Farmington Museum features a variety of art and history exhibits covering the Four Corners region as well as world-class traveling exhibits. Families with children will want to do some hands-on exploration at Farmington's E3 Children's Museum & Science Center. For Native American history, you must visit the museums at Salmon Ruins and Aztec Ruins National Monument. San Juan College boasts an impressive geology museum for fossil lovers and rock enthusiasts. You’re sure to find unexpected surprises at Bolack’s Electromechanical Museum and the Museum of Fish and Wildlife. During your trip make time to explore and learn about the Four Corners’ past, its people, and its culture when you visit these museums!
6131 Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM 87413
Visit Salmon Ruins and you will discover the Salmon Ruins, a Museum, Heritage Park, Journey Into the Past Tours and the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center and Library Museum. This hidden gem is a must see for every history buff, archeology nut and cultural adventure seeker. So, whether you are looking to expand your knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloans, want to walk in the footsteps of an ancient culture or are simply looking for something to do for an afternoon, Salmon Ruins is one Four Corners attraction that you should not miss.
Step back in time, and experience the finest selection of Navajo Rugs at Toadlena Trading Post. This Trading Post also features the Toadlena Weaving Museum, home to one of the most exquisite weaving displays.
Animas Park off Browning Parkway, Farmington, New Mexico
The Riverside Nature Center is a unique place to observe wildlife, begin a walk through the River Corridor and learn about the environment. Nature Center exhibits feature the plants and animals of the riverside with emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems.
San Juan County Museum at Salmon Ruins & Heritage Parkhouses
6131 US Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM
The San Juan County Museum at Salmon Ruins & Heritage Parkhouses a permanent collection of Anasazi pottery, jewelry, fetishes, replica tools and hunting equipment. Interactive displays focus on archaeological techniques and include an area for kids.