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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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Interesting look at early life in New Mexico

Sone wonderful exhibits and people dressed in period costumes make this more authentic. A bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan S
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New York City, New York
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My favorite activity in all of NM

It doesn't even have to be for a special even or anything. I just love it out here. I can come out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
glomendz
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sone wonderful exhibits and people dressed in period costumes make this more authentic. A bit south of the city it is a fairly large grouping Of items that are fascinating to see. It should be seen by people trying to get a look at early...More

Thank Allan S
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, our core group of 200+ costumed interpreters love interacting with our guests, providing them with a glimpse of what life was like on a Ranch such as this, which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't even have to be for a special even or anything. I just love it out here. I can come out and walk around and listen to the birds and look at the trees and clouds and incredible magic scenery. I do think it...More

Thank glomendz
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate it! Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a very peaceful place with some beautiful scenery. We are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 4, and our guests are always welcome to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My granddaughter, 7, loved this experience. She learned about life in the 1700s in a small Spanish settlement, including cooking in the beehive-shaped oven, spinning wool into yarn, and weaving material on a wooden loom. Well worth the extra miles outside of Santa Fe to...More

Thank Mary C
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to learn that your seven year old granddaughter loved the experience. We pride ourselves on family friendly entertainment and education. Our core group of 200+ costumed interpreters love sharing their experience...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we went , only the lower half of the complex was open due to heavy rains and flooding a few days before. But what we were able to see was very interesting . There were people dressed in period clothing who gave us a...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments and we were so please that you and your 15-year-old granddaughter had an enjoyable visit. We do apologize that the back side of our Ranch was closed at the time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably my most favorite place in the state. As a Santa Fe local I am honored to have this place so nearby. I've been bringing my nephew out here since he was too little to even remember. I'd just walk around with him...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your response on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, this 200+ acre site is really magical. It's a beautiful site and filled with so much history. It absolutely is a blessing and a fabulous place to just walk...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neat place to visit but it is good to keep in mind that it is HOT in this area and this place requires a lot of walking. The kids were done pretty quickly but my husband and I found it to be pretty interesting.More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it does get hot in New Mexico in summer. That's why it is so important, when visiting our Ranch, to stay hydrated, bring a hat, comfortable walking shoes and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about two hours reliving that time period and Spanish history. We learned about the old times and how they lived. It was in a quaint area outside of Sant Fe. Half of the park was closed due to flooding damage. What you can...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. And thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the closure of the back half of our Ranch due to flooding damage. We are happy to report that a foot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is my long walk, my therapy, my muse, my entertainment, my spirit animal, my very very very favorite place on earth! I love coming out for every event they have in summer and fall. When it's quite I love to come to walk...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. And we love having you here for all of our events! It is quite a magical, mystical place. When it is quiet, you can hear the bullfrogs croaking in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost a fantasy of early New Mexico living, El Rancho de las Golondrias is sited beautifully near the springs and along the historic Camino Real from Mexico City to Santa Fe which at that time was known as La Villa Rica de la Santa Fe...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas enjoys a great location on over 200 acres open to the public with 34 historic buildings. Situated along an historic acequia lined with beautiful...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The ranch is amazing. Employees & volunteers very knowledgeable & friendly. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, & water recommendedMore

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you so much for your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate it! Thank you, too, for your compliments on our staff and volunteers. Our core group of 200 volunteers take great pride in being knowledgeable about the Ranch and sharing their...More

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Natasha K
15 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We have an area dedicated for eating with picnic tables and benches under cover. This is the best place for a picnic.
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Anderson50
9 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
$6.00 for adults; $4.00 for seniors and teens. Children 12 and under are always FREE. These are the prices for non-festival days.
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sfcwilliamc
24 January 2018|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
No. The rancho has animals of its own.
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