Things to do in Farmington, NM

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Are you searching for unforgettable experiences to share with your family as you travel from Farmington? Find your favorite natural tours, overwhelmingly beautiful sights, and great stops with unparalleled local flavor with the help of your Nissan of Durango experts below as you explore fun things to do in Farmington, NM.

Our guides have the most up-to-date adventures ready for you and your family, like these Durango, CO destinations or the best Nissan vehicles for trail-biking trips around Cortez. See below for the things to do in Farmington, NM that have wowed our local guides.

Farmington Museum

Few sights can boast such a stunning set of traveling displays next to exciting permanent displays including a Trading Post exhibit. The Farmington Museum is known for its truly unique gift shop and some of the most knowledgeable staff about the surrounding areas, perfect for finding those roads-less-traveled as you explore the national treasure that is the wilder parts of the Farmington area. Plan a hike with the museum or take part in one of its many activities and adventures you can sign up for, a perfect introduction to your Farmington exploring.

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Heaps of gorgeous petrified wood, well-preserved and maintained natural beauty, and some of the most breathtaking sights and sounds that our nation has to offer. The singular experience of this alkaline desert is unmatched anywhere on the planet, and visitors have taken note for centuries. Explore the rich history of indigenous people and the unique ecosystem that exists only here when you take a tour, highly recommended to fully understand the beauty of this unsullied wilderness. Or, discover the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness of unique formations and plenty of caves for yourself–just be careful and prepared. At 45,000 acres, it is truly vast and wild.

Salmon Ruins

Whether you’re taking a self-guided tour or you’re headed out with one of the many experts who help fund their archeological research with a side hustle or two, the Salmon Ruins bring joy and wonder to every visit. Open seven days a week and comprised of an ancient 300-room structure, built during the exodus of the Chacoan Anasazi who settled here in the 11th century, the Salmon Ruins are sure to wow guests young and old. Visit genuine replicas of a sweat lodge, hogan, and pithouse where they stood, then explore the museum of over a half a million artifacts recovered during excavations in the 1970’s. The Salmon Ruins are a favorite of things to do in Farming, NM of drivers from Mancos and far beyond. Discover why today!

B-Square Ranch

This is a true hidden treasure of all the fun things to do in Farmington, NM. However, to experience this gorgeous, mind-blowing set of displays, make sure to schedule a tour, as it is a private collection. That being said, the B-Square Ranch has a small but growing reputation for the Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife, which has one of the largest private collections in the world at 2,500 specimens, and its second amazing collection, one of antiques and early industrial artifacts in the Bolack Electromechanical Museum. This 12,000-acre endeavor of lifelong loves is a must-see if you can fit it into your schedule.

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