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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum

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Address: Haaku Rd, Pueblo of Acoma, NM 87034
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Amazing views on the way, village is top of the hill, tour costs 25$/adult, only museum 17$. Great part of history.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joensuu, Finland
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Joensuu, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing views on the way, village is top of the hill, tour costs 25$/adult, only museum 17$. Great part of history.

Thank mmikko
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour around the Pueblo of Acoma one of the oldest cities in USA. The views were stunning and the guide very informative. Why they chose to live on top of a hill with no natural water source and have to fetch it from so far is beyond me. You don't appreciate how difficult that would have been until you... More 

Thank GrantHay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was nice with a lot of the local history and information about some of the local artists. Our Acoma Pueblo guide Megan was wonderful, she was just full of information. I wish we could have seen the inside of a couple of the house's, all we were allowed to see in was the church and couldn't take pictures... More 

Thank Larry R
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Good morning Larry. Thank you for coming out to spend quality time with us here at Acoma Pueblo. We hope you had a pleasant visit, despite you weren't able to see inside a family home. That is one area to consider having in our Haak'u Museum, as a permanent exhibit, is a view of what the inside of a traditional... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Acoma Pueblo! The museum was also terrific. There was a display of a cartoon artist i especially enjoyed! The ride out was stunning with views of horses, mesas, desert and the Enchanted Mesa. The history is tragic and triumphant, inspiring and sobering. It's an easy morning trip out of Albuquerque.

Thank PocahontasTraveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the Acoma Pueblo site isn't too far off I-40 exit 102 or 108. Allow about an hour for the museum, and be sure to visit the pueblo on the mesa. The guided tour for the pueblo is a little expensive, but the 90 minute tour was excellent, and better than I expected. I learned about Indian pueblo... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cultural center is small and not much to it. There is a tour you can do that takes you up to the village. It is over priced and very restictive. The view are beautiful. They do try to sell you goods while on your up there. Not worth a visit unless you have some family history or deep interest... More 

Thank Mnako
SkyCity_C_C, Public Relations Manager at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, responded to this review

Hello Mnako, Thank you for your honest review. I wish your experience here was better and I hope in the future you will return and give us another try. Please understand, we are still a living community and we are deeply rooted in our culture, hence it may seem there are many restrictions. The actual tour should have been informative... More 

Central Vermont
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sky City is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that I recommend for anyone. Going in, I knew I would learn about a fascinating culture and people, but what I didn't expect was the spectacular scenery in the valley as we approached the mesa. WOW. Just imagine if that's where you got to actually live! One tip I would offer: if you... More 

Thank Livie2009
Port Hueneme, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brandon was a very knowledgeable guide and proud of his Ocoma history. Very interesting and informative. Lots of shopping opportunities from the residents who sold their handmade wares. Museum is beautiful with interesting exhibit of past, present and future of Ocoma tribe. Definitely worth the trip to see.

Thank Debbie G
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two parts of this experience. First there was the time spent at the Haak'u Museum where the stories from the elders kept it real as they shared their concerns about the endurance of the culture in this way too fast moving world. The second part of the time was spent on the mesa viewing the oldest continuously occupied... More 

2 Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends have been to Acoma many times but this was a first for my husband and I. Learning about the people, culture and history was an amazing experience. Taking the tour to the top of the plateau is a must. The skills of the potters and other artists are a tradition handed down for generations. The art objects are... More 

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