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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, Pueblo of Acoma
Categories: History Museums, Landmarks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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Fascinating place and a wonderful tour. To stand below and look up, you would never guess that there are 500 dwellings up there. The old mission is a treasure and the adobe home structures are art. A ... read more »
We went to the Sky City Cultural Center during our trip to Albuquerque for the balloon festival. The Center is located some 38 miles from the City, so be sure to allow adequate time to get there. A ch... read more »
The Acoma Pueblo sits on a mesa about an hr. west of Albuquerque on I-40 and 15 min south. The Cultural Center is where you sign up, pay, and wait for tours of the Sky City mesa. If you're relatively ... read more »
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.
I'm a teacher and organize a field trip here very year. This is a great experience. Acoma has very friendly tour guides, a nice museum, and a beautiful facility. My students say it's the highlight of their 7th grade year.
Mauricio T B
Do you like old histories, indian native American knowledge? Go there.
Stunning lanscape - both heading towards it and at the city itself.
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