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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  • Acoma Pueblo is an easy drive from Albuquerque, and had great scenery as you get closer. I was a little skeptical of the admission price, but the value here is pretty good. The cultural center itself ...  more »
  • Spectacular scenery, breathtaking views. This is an active Indian reservation with Indians still living onsite. Some of the Pueblos date from 1100 AD. Our tour guide was very informative. Her grandmot...  more »
  • the way to arrive is beautiful but you can't make visits alone, you have to go with their minibuses (23$) each. upon our arrival without any sign of where to go stop the car near the visitor center and take a few photos as souvenirs, but let's get attacked by an Indian who threatens us if we take off for the photos that we took and insults us ... at this point, albeit reluctantly but angry get in the car and there is neither.
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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