Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Pueblo of Acoma

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#8 of 174 in Museums in New Mexico
See Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, built in accordance with ancestral pueblo architectural designs and showcasing Acoma's arts and historical highlights. Take a guided tour of the center to learn about the Native American philosophies, spirituality, and some of the customs that have held through to the present generations. You'll discover the ancient-style windows made of mica, artwork exhibits, and ceramic chimneys on the rooftop. At the center's cafe, you can taste some traditional meals, such as blue corn porridge or red beef pozole. Check out the local artisans' crafts, which are for sale. Put Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum into our Pueblo of Acoma trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We had a very knowledgeable guide who took us through the whole Pueblo. We went into the old church. We were given a great history lesson up on top of Sky City. We saw many people exhibiting many piec...  more »
  • If you're into S.W. Pueblo-an culture, you must go see the Pueblo Acoma at Sky City. I've had it on my bucket list for many years as I passed by the exit for it off of I-40, west of Albuquerque, N.M. ...  more »
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  • Wonderfully historic location, occupied continuously by the Acoma tribes. New cultural center. Top of Mesa was beyond fantastic. Well informed guide brought history of his people to life. Nice mixture of ancient houses to newly built ones. And the Cathedral, built in 1629/1641, was totally beautiful in a simplistic way. Walking was a little hard due to gravel walkways, but there are frequent stops for history lessons. And the views were truly incredible!
  • This was an interesting stopped recommended to me by a co-worker. It is a short drive from the interstate and worth your while to experience the history and culture of the Acoma people. The museum appears new and includes some exhibits of their history and culture, gift shop, front service desk, and a small cafeteria. You pay to reserve tickets to tour the Sky Village, which includes rights to photograph some portions of the tour and the short bus ride up to the village. The tour was informative, the guide spoke well and loud enough for group of about 20 outside. The guide took us around the village and explained parts of the Acoma history and some features of the homes and village. Be prepared to browse many tables of hand crafted art throughout the tour. There are times during the tour when you have five minutes or more to browse and make purchases. Some people take credit card, by my purchase vendor said his didn't' work. I recommend dressing well for the weather (hat, shorts, and there is a dress code - check their website) and have water with you during the tour. It is dusty, with some puddles to walk through/around, so maybe closed toe shoes is best.

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