New Mexico Nature March 24, 2017
There’s No Other Ranch In The World Quite Like This One In New Mexico
The Four Corners region is a popular travel destination, but even those who head to northwestern New Mexico intent on discovering the wonders of this area overlook B-Square Ranch. This massive, privately owned property lies on the edge of Farmington. The working farm and ranch contains two astonishing museums that you really do have to see to believe.
Although the Bolack Electromechanical Museum has a somewhat dry name, its contents are unique and fascinating.
For starters, one of Elvis Presley’s Cadillacs is parked here. Notice the "EP?"
And this is the inside…
This 15,000 square foot space contains items that would impress a collector or anyone with a love for salvage yards and vintage things.
View equipment used in fields as diverse as medicine, printing, and oil and gas.
There is a plane…
…And even an armored tank.
But this is the contender for the Strangest Object In A Museum Award!
This vast collection took 40 years to amass.
The property belongs to the Bolack family and both Tom Bolack (now deceased) and his son Tommy are responsible for the gems hidden inside.
The second museum is the Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife, which is comparable to world-class institutions. It houses in excess of 2500 specimens – most of them killed a long time ago.
Judging by the necklaces found in this guy’s stomach, he consumed at least five people.
In addition to the taxidermy, the museum also features extreme bones.
The 12,000 acre B-Square Ranch remains fully operational and incorporates a private wildlife refuge that provides sanctuary to 15,000 birds on a permanent basis, and thousands more during winter.
The museum is free but the appointments are necessary, since this is private land.
B-Square Ranch is located at 3901 Bloomfield Highway in Farmington.
To schedule a visit or to learn more, check out
the ranch’s website.
Did you have any idea this one-of-a-kind ranch was hidden in New Mexico?
You may also be interested in our past article: “
10 Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventures You Can Only Have In New Mexico.”