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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM

About Salinas Pueblo Missions National MonumentSalinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is the site of three geographically and historically related pueblos and 17th-century Spanish Franciscan missions. The park includes the former Gran Quivira National Monument and two former state monuments, Abó and Quarai.

Because there was no further resettlement after the Spaniards and the Tompiro and Tewa Indians abandoned the site in the late 17th century, the masonry ruins are remarkably intact. A visitor center is near Mountainair, on US 60 a block west of SR 55, and is open daily 8-5. All three pueblo sites open daily 9-6, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; 9-5, rest of year. Sites closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free. Phone (505) 847-2585.

Things to Do Abó Ruins

Gran Quivira Ruins

Quarai Ruins

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM

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