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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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+1 800-747-0181
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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
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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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This was the best learning experience of our whole trip.

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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great and professionally done visitors center, tour was terrific and interesting, we learned a lot, brought the history to life. Bought a pottery piece - the prices may seem high but wait til you see the prices in the stores in Santa Fe and Taos. I liked that the tour guide did not fish for tips at all, (unlike at... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I visited Acoma Sky City a couple of years ago. The tour was great. This was our second tour - once again, it was wonderful. Our guide Steven was friendly, informative and very funny. You learned history and enjoyed doing so. He was also very, very patient with one guy in the group who kept asking the same... More 

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Thank Rachel W
Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited several times starting in 2003, The Cultural Center and Museum are a BIG upgrade since the trailer office in 2003! My favorite is still the trip up to "Sky City" up on top the mesa, and taking the (optional) walking trail back down. Very historical, and I learned something new each time I visited. I recommend calling... More 

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East Greenbush, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting some friends in New Mexico my wife and I and our hosts decided to visit the Acoma Pueblo Sky City--a city built over 1000 years ago on the top of a 350 foot mesa--which was about a 90 minute drive from our lodging in Bernalillo. Although a bit remote the drive was easy and the views/vistas along the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and culture. We had a great guide who was knowledgeable about both the history and present of Acoma. The visitor center and museum is lovely and comfortable. Beware that the tour does turn into a vendor booth visit, but they did have some beautiful pottery and art to sell.

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Columbus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am interested in Indian Culture and this place fit the bill for knowledge and up and personal experience. The guide was a fantastic guide that was very knowledgeable and personable and helped us feel like we were really being immersed in the history of so long ago. We highly recommend visiting this slice of history.

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Thank cyclop
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a great place to visit. The admission may be pricey but very much worth it. The museum was informative and the tour of the Acoma Pueblo was memorable. Bring plenty of cash if you want as there were artists selling what they've made but also to share their knowledge of their craft. The views are phenomenal. To also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the mesa are spectacular. Brandon, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. The history of the Acoma People is fascinating. The people in the village are very talented and their artistic ability is incredible. There were many types of pottery available for sale.

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Thank Marylou K
El Cerrito, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the starting point for the guided tours of Acoma, a worthwhile tour. However, as a museum, it is sorely lacking. Perhaps it would have been better if the exhibit that was just about to appear had been open. But this was the same experience we had last time. It is a gorgeous building and will, one day, undoubtedly... More 

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

Hello sewkap, I'm happy to know that you've returned for another visit! I'm sorry to hear that both your visits were during installation of one of the galleries. Our museum staff makes sure to follow proper and safe procedures during installation which often requires a complete shutdown of one gallery. The new exhibition Without Reservations is now open and will... More 

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