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. 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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  • We found the museum and film interesting and informative. We liked it that there was an exhibit on Acoma people's experiences of life in the pueblo. we also loved the temporary art exhibition by Ricar...  more »
  • The cultural center is the access point to the Sky City tour. The center is a wonderful facility staffed with wonderful, warm Acoma people. There is an introductory film about the Acoma people, Sky Ci...  more »
  • Found the tour of the pueblo most interesting and our tour guide was very good. Learned a great deal about the early development of this sky city pueblo and the history of the Acoma. Will say we found...  more »
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  • Our first stop after flying into New Mexico, we were in awe of the landscape, rich history and friendliness found at Acoma. Well worth the visit, from Santa Fe or Albuquerque. There are a lot of venders to buy potter and other objects from. I highly recommend waiting till the end of the tour to go back with the buying guide. There is a wide range of craftsmanship and skill on display. The prices are much better then in the galleys in major city's. Also you know you are getting an authentic price directly from the artist. Bring cash, some venders take card, but signal on the mesa can be tricky. Prices start around $10 for the smaller mold made pottery. They can jump into the hundred quickly with quality work. I suggest looking up Acoma Pueblo patters and pottery before going to give you an idea of what you will see and are interred in. We picked up a extremely detailed, coiled, seed pot (pics attached) from Bernadette Ascencio. If you are able take the steep hand carved stairs back down. This part is not for people who don't like hights. However it is once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed. Make shore to get your photo permit, since shooting without one is not allowed. It is still home to many folks so be observant and respectful.
  • Amazing! If you are interested in Native American culture, this is a must visit location! Also, if you are in good enough shape, take the rock stairs down ; you will be rewarded with awesome views!
  • Beautiful landscape. You have to experience the Pueblo life yourself to appreciate it...
  • Was there in the early '80s. don't recall any tours at the time but folks were always friendly. Working for Mt Bell at the time I interacted with miners, ranchers and Navajo as well as Laguna-Acoma. Puebla folks were generally the most welcoming. Sky City, as I knew it, was called the oldest continuously occupied settlement in North America. Beautiful drive and very nice.
  • Awesome place to visit. Good place to learn something new!

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