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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
+1 505-471-2261
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A step back in time

Better than expected. Worth the time if you are looking for things to do in Sante Fe. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Rick5931
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Surprisingly Good

This place is surprisingly well maintained and "real" looking. The introductions and the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Jui-Yu C
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El Paso, Texas
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Better than expected. Worth the time if you are looking for things to do in Sante Fe. Interesting facts about the history of Sante fe area.More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. Our summer season is about to open June 1 and we are looking forward to seeing lots of visitors here for our ten festivals. We are offering several new programs this season which we hope...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This place is surprisingly well maintained and "real" looking. The introductions and the demonstration are very educational too!More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review. We sincerely appreciate it! Yes, only a very few of the buildings at El Rancho de las Golondrinas are reproductions. Most are authentic buildings which either existed on the site itself and have been restored there,...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Back to 1780. So often people think of New England as the beginning of settlement in America. We cannot forget New Mexico was being settled in the 1500s by the Spanish from Mexico. Los Golondrinas gives a living history look into what was happening in...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and comments on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate them. Yes, our docents are indeed very knowledgeable and they just love sharing their expertise with our visitors. They make Las Golondrinas come to life on a daily basis and...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

About 15 minutes off the Highway the Rancho stands out for its wonderful charm in bringing history to life. The original adobe houses and structures showcase old crafts with volunteers dressed to the part. Keep track of the schedule of festivals taking place, from the...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and comments on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate this! For our summer 2017 season, we have several new festivals planned including a big food fest entitled: Panza Llena, Corazón Contento (Full Belly, Happy Heart) that will feature the...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This living museum is open over the warmer months and you will walk a bit, play a bit, commune with nature a bit, and learn a lot. Very family friendly fun, good way to spend several hours outside a few miles out of town. Wear...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thank you so much for your comments. We sincerely appreciate your review on Trip Advisor. El Rancho de las Golondrinas' festival season is June 1 through October 1. As the weather warms in the Spring, we are open by reservation only and it is a...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our family visited El Rancho de las Golondrinas last August for the Wild West Adventures Festival. This was our first visit to the ranch. My children, ages ranging from 13 to 3, all had a wonderful time exploring the ranch, watching the shows, and seeing...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, Wild West Adventures last August was quite an event -- even for those of us who work here. The presence of the three camels was an absolute delight and both...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to Los Golondrinas many times. It is a "living museum", actually a small Spanish village from the past, it covers several acres so go in nie weather and wear comfortable shoes. You g from building to building and really feel transported back in...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor! We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a large outdoor living history museum, comprising 34 historic buildings set on over 200 acres of land. Comfortable shoes, nice weather and lots...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

I am a huge fan of Living Museums and this did not disappoint. We have been for two festivals now Harvest and Renaissance and both were really fun and different enough to enjoy. The Renaissance had Highland games going too and both had lots of...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate your comments. We are so pleased to hear that you attended two of our nine festivals last year and enjoyed them both. We always try to have both hands-on activities and entertainment...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Just a wonderful place to visit. I especially love to go on Rennaisance Fair days because it has jousting, food and music. The Harvest Festivals are wonderful, too. But, even on any day this is a great place to visit to learn about history of...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thank you so very much for your review and comments. We so appreciate your visit. Yes really any time during our season is a great time to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. And each festival has it's own brand and style of activities so...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Within this compound are displays and depictions of very early Indian and settlers lives and amazing methods. Very real.More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate your comments. El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum, depicts life as it was over 300 years ago. We interpret the time between 1710 and 1930. Our costumed interpreters are always happy to...More

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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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mystgoats
26 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We now have several ADA accessible pathways on the upper part of the Ranch thanks to a grant from the Safeway Foundation.
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Noelle D
16 February 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed for the winter. Weather in New Mexico this time of year can be very unpredictable, in fact, we are expecting snow this weekend. Since navigation around our site can be challenging in the best... More
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