Northwestern New Mexico Sights

Bolack Electromechanical Museum

  • 3901 Bloomfield Hwy. (U.S. 64) Map It
  • Farmington

Published 10/27/2015

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The Bolack Electromechanical Museum is the legacy of former state governor Tom Bolack, who collected wildlife of the taxidermic kind. His son Tommy carries on the collecting tradition, but his museum on the family's B-Square Ranch is a wonder of large-scale, unexpected, electrical items, from aged radio-station transmitters and all the car speakers from the old Rincon Drive-In in Aztec, to a three-stage compressor from a Nevada uranium testing site, a 16-foot-diameter drill bit, and an entire electrical substation. Set back into the bluffs on the south side of town, the spread itself is a sight even if all the objects here don't appeal. Keep an eye out for the peacocks on the road in. Note that you must stop and register at the first buildings you see.

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3901 Bloomfield Hwy. (U.S. 64), Farmington, New Mexico, 87401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • By appointment only; 1- to 2-hour guided tours Mon.–Sat. 9–3.

Published 10/27/2015


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