A number of Anasazi Ruins dot the surrounding areas, with the Mesa Verde National Monument providing insight into the Anasazi’s “cliff dwelling” era and the Aztec Ruins National Monument, which is deemed the “religious center” of the Anasazi. About eight miles from the city sits an ancient town at the Salmon Ruins, with one of the largest settlements, Chaco Canyon, situated 75 miles from Farmington.
The Farmington Museum oversees four separate facilities that highlight an array of art, science and culture. The Farmington Museum and Visitors Center at Gateway Park offers patrons a variety of exhibits displaying the history of the area’s cultures through traveling exhibits and regional and national juried art shows, in addition to lectures, workshops and events. Children can find hands-on, science-related exhibits at the Children’s Museum and Science Center or observe a variety of species of birds and animals at the Riverside Nature Center. The fourth facility operated by the Farmington Museum is the Harvest Grove Farm & Orchards, which features antique tractors and other early agricultural equipment.
Also not to miss is the Bolack Museum, the Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village in nearby Aztec and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Durango.
CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES
Each August, Farmington hosts the American Amateur Baseball Congress-sponsored Connie Mack World Series, which provides youth and adult baseball players seven league divisions in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The World Series has become amateur baseball’s largest and most acclaimed tournament since its inception in 1965.