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El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe
(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Discover the lifestyle of 18th-century Spanish colonial ranchers with a visit toEl Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum. Attired in period clothing, the guides take visitors through the process of making flour, creating tools, and shoeing horses. The ranch is also home to an acequia system--an irrigation ditch complex. Tour the reconstructed colonial buildings or come for one of the annual festivals, offering visitors insight into traditional Mexican and Spanish culture. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Rancho de las Golondrinas by using our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker.
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  • Lots of amazing things to learn. Plenty of interactive exhibits for the kids to learn and not be bored. Scenery is amazing and the workers are very informed, helpful, and friendly. 
  • Check the schedule on the website before you go. Apparently they are only open during certain times of the year. We drove out of our way to go here only to discover they were only open until September...  more »
  • We visited here with friends as one of them volunteers here. Such a great look at the past of this wonderful part of the country. 
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  • I've been here for a couple of festivals and the grounds are nice with clean restrooms, but the festivals themselves are usually disappointing. Admission is often higher than the event is worth. Today we are at the Santa Fe Harvest Festival. There are only about 10 artisan booths mostly selling the same stuff at fairly high prices. It's nice stuff though. The activities are entirely for children. Which is annoying. They wouldn't let me make a corn husk doll. 😣 So basically we drove 90 minutes to stand around with our fingers in our noses.
  • I've been there for two Renaissance fairs and enjoyed them. Considered having my daughter's wedding there, but rules were a little too strict. Good venue and an interesting place all by itself.
  • Renaissance Faire @ El Rancho de Las Golondrinas was fabulous
  • Amazing! Great time with the kiddos, so much to see and try.
  • Step back in time at this wonderfully preserved historic site. There are 200 acres to explore amidst towering cottonwood trees, living ponds, and a 200 year old flowing acequia. The many historic buildings transport you to a time long ago.