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    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Main Visitor Center in Mountainair is open daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The three park Mission Units (Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira) are open daily with summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day) 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and winter hours (rest of the year) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salinas Pueblo Missions is closed three days out of the year: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. The park may also be closed due to inclement weather. Please call ahead to check the status on days of heavy wintry weather.

Did You Know?

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The mission of San Gregorio de Abó was started around 1623 and renovated in about 1645. Construction of Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Cuarac at Quaraí was begun in 1627. At Gran Quivira, the small visita church of San Isidro was begun around 1631 and the larger church at Gran Quivira, San Buenaventura, was later started in 1659.