Join the Farmington Museum to learn about the history of America’s Wild West from the curator, Jeffrey Richardson in the latest installments of the Curator’s Choice Lecture Series. .
In May see the presentation, "On the Trail of Jesse James." Learn about Jesse James, one of the most notorious outlaws of all time. But his string of successful robberies came to an abrupt end on September 7, 1876, when the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota. Repelled by local townspeople, Jesse and his brother Frank led an army of pursuers on one of the greatest chases in American history.
We hope you enjoy the many things there are to see and do in the Farmington area! Start exploring today with these helpful links:
Located 36 miles from the heart of Farmington, visitors can discover the most unique landscapes found in New Mexico in the Bisti Badlands. Camping is permitted in the Bisti, and offers a rewarding experience for those looking to explore the mesmerizing 41,000+ acres. Please note, as a protected Wilderness Area, special rules and regulations apply.Learn More »
The site is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will be able to utilize restrooms, the picnic area, and the short trail through the Aztec West great house. All trails are self-guided, with park brochures and information available on site. The visitor center, museum, and bookstore are closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus. Those interested in learning more about Aztec Ruins are encouraged to take the cell phone audio tour by calling 505-386-0361 or by going to azru.toursphere.com.Learn More »