Rancho de las Golondrinas
Lonely Planet review for Rancho de las Golondrinas
The 'Ranch of the Swallows' has been around nearly as long as the city of Santa Fe. It was built as a stop along the Camino Real; now it's a 200-acre living museum, carefully reconstructed and populated with historical re-enactors. You can watch bread being baked in an horno (traditional adobe oven), visit the blacksmith, the molasses mill or traditional crafts workshops. There are orchards, vineyards and livestock. Festivals are held throughout the summer. This is one of the best places to learn something about the history of the area while the kids are having a blast. To get there, take I-25 south to exit 276, then follow the signs.