Top things to do in Farmington

Mountain in Farmington


By far the coolest sight around these parts, Shiprock – or Tsé Bit'a’í (Rock with Wings) in Navajo – looms eerily over the landscape 40 miles west of Farmington. A 1700ft-high volcanic plug and a lofty landmark for …
American in Farmington

Three Rivers Eatery & Brewhouse

Managing to be both trendy and kid-friendly, this hip spot spreads through three different buildings along one block, serving pub grub, pizzas and its own microbrews. Try the homemade potato skins or artichoke and s…
Cultural in Farmington

Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Held in Shiprock and featuring a powwow, traditional dancing and rodeo, this fair is perhaps the most traditional of the large Native American gatherings. It begins with the Night Way, a complex Navajo healing cerem…
Cultural in Farmington

Totah Festival

Labor Day weekend, with juried Native American arts and crafts and a Navajo rug auction.
Cultural in Farmington


Music, arts and crafts, and food.
Archaeological Site in Farmington

Salmon Ruins

The ancient Pueblo preserved here was built in the early 1100s by the Chaco people. Abandoned, resettled by refugees from Mesa Verde and again abandoned before 1300, the site also includes the remains of a homestead…
Museum in Farmington

Farmington Museum at Gateway Park

Farmington’s one significant visitor attraction, this large modern museum traces the town’s history and growth, with a reconstruction of its first trading post, and also mounts changing art shows. The Energy Wing co…