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

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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. PutSky 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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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum reviews

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  • Our family - some from the USA, some from Australia -- went to Albuquerque on holiday. We went before the pandemic, but the Trip Advisor form doesn't allow for dates prior to June, 2020. Also, all... 
    Our family - some from the USA, some from Australia -- went to Albuquerque on holiday. We went before the pandemic, but the Trip Advisor form doesn't allow for dates prior to June, 2020. Also, all...  more »
  • We had hoped to visit this summer but most Indian pueblos and associated businesses are temporarily closed so check back before you visit. We have visited this several times. Each time finding more... 
    We had hoped to visit this summer but most Indian pueblos and associated businesses are temporarily closed so check back before you visit. We have visited this several times. Each time finding more...  more »
  • It is an enchanting place to visit. The buildings are old and incredibly well preserved. The residents we talked with were friendly and wanted to tell the story of Acoma. Have always admired the... 
    It is an enchanting place to visit. The buildings are old and incredibly well preserved. The residents we talked with were friendly and wanted to tell the story of Acoma. Have always admired the...  more »
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  • Lucky we planned visiting the first weekend the Center was open in 21/2 years! Quite to say the least. Pleasant personal (!) attention. The pueblo was closed to the public because of the virus but we were happy to see the beautiful area and learn how people survived on a mesa 300+ feet above the valley for thousands of years. No water on top and just a steep foot path. Amazing
  • This was an very interesting place. There are a great deal of local Acoma people running the museum and tours. The prices for tickets are a little expensive for the amount of museum that is there though. I was hoping that there would be a good deal more to the museum than there was and the historical context of why many of the objects were in the museum was missing. The cafe was small, but the people were friendly and helpful! The tour is the most interesting piece of your experience here, our tour guide was very nice and quiet knowledgeable. The Pueblos are still occupied by people from the local tribe, although many are newer dwellings than the ancient dwellings I was picturing. Do be prepared to meet many of the local Acoma people on your route around the Pueblos as your guide takes you past all the local pottery vendors homes with their pottery outside for purchase. I would definitely recommend coming here if you've never been here before, the building is beautiful and the people were very friendly; but I'm not sure it is worth more than one visit unless you go on one of their festival days. The views from the top of the Pueblos were extremely picturesque!
  • This was a marvelous place. For $27 per adult (there are discounts for certain groups, such as Seniors), you'll get access to the museum and also book yourself a spot in a 1.5 hour tour of the Acoma Pueblo, a beautiful Native village located atop the nearby Mesa. The Museum itself is rather small, but includes some beautiful exhibits related to the local area and its people. There's also a video that plays regularly providing some additional history and context about the area. The tour is where this place really shines. The tour guide for my group was knowledgeable, passionate, funny, and very engaging as he walked us through his home and provided so many insights into this magnificent area. While touring the village, along with getting an opportunity to take in the architecture, history, and culture, you'll also get some incredible views of the surrounding landscape. There are also lots of opportunities to purchase some of the incredible, hand-crafted or hand-painted works of the people who live in the village. This was a moving, enriching experience, and I was very glad to have visited.
  • Really really well organized and beautiful exhibit on the history and cultural of the Pueblo people. They have obviously put a lot of effort into preserving their space and culture. We spent about 2 hours here, and it was a very educational experience. The tour guide was great. All of the staff and vendors are very friendly and willing to answer any questions, and it was a great experience to visit. If you're in the area and have a morning free, I definitely recommend stooping by!
  • Cool experience. Managed to get a private tour from a bored resident. It's pretty amazing that people still choose to live here. They still truck in water and have very few amenities. If you do visit, I implore you to purchase something from one of the artisans or craftspeople. This place needs to survive for our children's children to see.

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