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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum

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Address: Haaku Rd, Pueblo of Acoma, NM 87034
Phone Number:
+1 800-747-0181
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum, rich in cultural...

The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum, rich in cultural architecture, serves as the reception center and museum for visitors to the Pueblo of Acoma, as well as a research and community use facility for tribal members. The primary 40,000 square foot Cultural Center is a two story structure with a basement and central courtyard/plaza area. The Cultural Center was designed to represent and recreate the ancestral architectural styles of the Acoma people – which include natural stacked stone and natural mud plastered adobe – while showcasing Acoma Pueblo architecture both past and present. This world class facility is dedicated to the preservation of Acoma history, traditional pottery and other art forms, the repatriation of objects of cultural patrimony and the development of both educational and interpretive programs.

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Tours of Acoma Pueblo depart from the Cultural Center. Give yourself some extra time to arrive and watch the introductory video before heading out on the tour. The Center is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lancaster, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours of Acoma Pueblo depart from the Cultural Center. Give yourself some extra time to arrive and watch the introductory video before heading out on the tour. The Center is very nice and has a small restaurant if you need to grab a bite to eat pre or post tour. The history of this location and their people is fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here when we visited NM for the hot air balloon festival. I say, this is one of the places that more people should go to. It's fascinating how they were able to preserve the village and their traditions. Their craft and art were in full display, with the villagers selling handmade jewelries, figurines, etc. And the view is just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing many wonderful things about Sky City we decided to visit during the Christmas feast days. We debated going on December 24 or 26 and discovered that, on the 24th, most of the festivities begin in the evening (there are dances at the cultural center during the daytime but no tours). So we decided on the 26th and were... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

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 was really nice and had a couple of exhibits. The tour left right on time, and the whole operation seemed very organized. Brandon was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

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 grandmother still owns a house there. They only have tours once per hour on the half hour. So if you don't time your arrival correctly you may have to wait... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The beauty of Acoma Pueblo's historical site on the mesa is breathtaking, particularly against a totally blue sky southwestern day. Our tour guide, Brandon, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and represented his people very meaningfully and with great historical description. The tour includes brief opportunities to see Acoma craftspeople selling their arts......too brief to really enjoy them, but since the focus is... More 

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Monticello, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was an amazing tour given by a young college student. She answered all of our questions and we learned how hard life must have been when the Spanish explorers arrived. The homes require a lot of work to keep them livable, but what a beautiful view.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Thanks to our wonderfully engaging, knowledgeable and insightful tour guide Brandon, our trip to the Acoma Pueblo was a meaningful experience and one that I would highly recommend. According to Brandon, his role as a guide was to not only educate, but reeducate visitors about the Native Americans who inhabited this area for a thousand years. Brandon traced the history... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been looking forward to going here since we moved to ABQ. Had to wait 20 min to purchase a tour ticket. Cashier had to take a break. There was only a few people there, but it was ridiculous. Was very disappointed with the guide. She was chewing gum and did a hand clap thing that was so distracting and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We felt very welcomed at the Cultural Center and looked forward to our tour. The pueblo itself was very interesting but the way the tour was conducted was a bit strange. It seemed after a short speech we would round a corner where a tribe member had a table of their crafts set up for sale. It was a bit... More 

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