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

(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum part of your personalized Pueblo of Acoma itinerary using our Pueblo of Acoma vacation route planner.
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  • While visiting some friends in New Mexico my wife and I and our hosts decided to visit the Acoma Pueblo Sky City--a city built over 1000 years ago on the top of a 350 foot mesa--which was about a 90 m...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery and culture. We had a great guide who was knowledgeable about both the history and present of Acoma. The visitor center and museum is lovely and comfortable. Beware that the tour doe...  more »
  • I am interested in Indian Culture and this place fit the bill for knowledge and up and personal experience. The guide was a fantastic guide that was very knowledgeable and personable and helped us fee...  more »
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  • Sky City/Old Acoma a special place and unique to New Mexico. It has a proud and strong history. The tours are solid and the experience is a must. The Acoma people are amicable and have a great deal of pride in sharing their home. A lot of history and culture to soak up at this place. The drive there is scenic.
  • As someone with a degree in history (non European mind you), I was really looking forward to seeing Acoma and learning more about a people and their history I know little about. The tour was well run, the vendors weren't pushy, and the scenery was amazing. However, I felt like I was being given a lecture the whole time on the evils of the Spanish (explorers, settlers, and missionaries). While I fully acknowledge the horrors most Spanish did (exploitation, enslaving, slaughtering, and maiming to name a few), there was no attempt at a nuanced understanding of the history. It was pretty much all Spaniards are evil and all Acoma were good victims. While I know little about the actual history, I know enough about history to know that this is never how history plays out. There are good Spaniards and bad Acoma in every story. The Acoma are a proud people. And they certainly have reason to still hold a grudge. But I felt that the instant I started asking any questions about their history, was the instant I turned into just another Spanish conquistador and I was cut off with a curt answer. I didn't feel very welcomed, despite the fact that I genuinely wanted to hear more about their people and history. I know this could have just been a bad tour guide we had. I had little chance to talk with anyone other than the girl giving us our tour. So don't let my experience cloud what could be a great one for you. I would still recommend going to anyone. Because the place is just amazing. But I left feeling disappointed.
  • Unforgettable, amazing place of history! Do yourself a huge favor and visit this, my favorite pueblo in all of New Mexico, yes even better than Taos Pueblo!
  • Do you like old histories, indian native American knowledge? Go there.
  • 3rd time there. Worth every second of the side trip. Great people and history