Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Address:PO Box 517
Mountainair, NM 87036

Phone:505-847-2585
Fax:505-847-2441
Web: www.nps.gov/sapu/
Size: 1,071 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Gran Quivira National Monument on November 1, 1909; name changed to Salinas National Monument and area enlarged on December 19, 1980; two state monuments absorbed on November 2, 1981; name changed on October 28, 1988.
Location:Visitor center can be reached by taking I-25 south from Albuquerque to Belen, then NM 47 diagonally to US 60, then east 21 miles to Mountainair. Park's three primary archeological sites are all located within 25 miles of the visitor center.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking.
Special Features:This park preserves and interprets the best remaining examples of 17th-century Spanish Franciscan mission churches and conventos remaining in the United States and three large Pueblo Indian villages. The Salinas sites have been abandoned since the 1670s.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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