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Sky City Cultural Center

Address: Pueblo of Acoma, NM
Phone Number: 800-747-0181
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Type: Cultural
Owner description: The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum, rich in cultural architecture, serves as the...
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Type: Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I collect Indian pottery so I was happy to buy more.I also enjoy playing slot machines and won some money so paid for my hotel room.Great place to visit!!

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

Connie W, It is good to know you had the opportunity to add to your collection! Buying directly from our local artists is far less expensive than buying from a dealer and you get to have some history on the making of their pottery directly from the artist. Good to know you had good luck at our casino! We hope... More 

Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was one of the best experiences of our 3 month road trip. We had a wonderful tour of the pueblo with our tour guide, Kristen. What a fabulous way to learn about the Acoma People!

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

Joanmarymary, I am glad that you had the "#1 Best Native American Experience" here at Acoma Sky City!! According to readers of USA TODAY and 10BEST who voted us #1, we hope to have exceeded that designation! We look forward to having you back and hope you can come for one of our feast days to further your Native American... More 

Russellville, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited today with two friends. Had lunch in the cafe - I had the stuffed poblano, dipped in cornmeal & fried, served with green chile sauce and sauted squash, peppers, and onions -- delicious. The chef came out to talk with us. The staff were very friendly. Meadowlark led our tour to the Acoma Pueblo - he was knowledgeable and... More 

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

Itravl2, I'm glad you and your friends had lunch in our Yaaka (corn) Cafe and that you sampled some of our local fare. It is also good to know that our guide provided you with an enjoyable tour!We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

Seaside, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the pueblo with a great guide, Brandon. He explained the fascinating history with intelligence and humor. Two suggestions are offered. 1) I understand the need to have the Acoma people sell their wares during the tour, but it would be better to have them in one place at the end of the tour rather... More 

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

FloridaKurt, Thank you for your review and suggestions! I appreciate it when our visitors suggest ways we can improve on our tours and experience. I have been trying to convince our artisans that are on top of the mesa to come and sit in our artist booths at the cultural center, I'll keep trying! All our homes are private homes... More 

Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This journey to the nomadic native villages of Acoma is where you have a chance to take a guided tour to a Native American pueblo. You have a long drive to get here and you might want to stop at McCartys which was founded primarily because of the beginning of a rail line. McCartys is a virtual ghost town but... More 

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SkyCity_C_C, DIrector at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

Paul K, It is good to know that you had a good tour and was informative! I hope that our guide and my staff provided you all with the best Native American Experience! We hope to see you back in the near future! More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited Acoma and were wondering if it would be worth it to make the tour up to the Sky City. Well, it was! Our guide, Robert, was entertaining and very knowledgeable, and I am so glad we went. Definitely worth it! We learned a lot about the Acoma people and the site, and I highly recommend it.

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

Cecilia G, I am glad that you decided to take the tour and that Robert provided an entertaining and informative tour! We look forward to having you back for possibly one of our feast days! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our group of forty seniors day tripped to Acoma "Sky City" this past Saturday, Our experience was much improved from my previous visits, 1950's and 1970's. There is now a beautiful visitors center, a excellent museum, most informative, and a cafe. Our guide Brandon,"Turtle", was excellent, sharing history and culture with us. A job very well done by all of... More 

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

49ralphl, I am glad that you had a return visit and to know that it was an experience that you can share! As the "#1 Best Native American Experience" voted by the readers of USA TODAY and 10BEST we hope to continue providing that experience! We look forward to having you back again! More 

Baltimore
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141 reviews 141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Acoma people have been living on top of a 300+ foot tall mesa for 1,000 years. The pueblo people are a private culture and yet their uniqueness draws the attention of travelers. They have compromised their privacy (although I'm sure they don't mind the revenue) by establishing a cultural center, cafe and museum at the foot of the mesa... More 

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

Vandal72, We are glad you stopped by to visit our pueblo and I am glad that you enjoyed the historical tour. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Acoma pueblo is a "Must See" in the Land of Enchantment. More 

Corona, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Acoma tribe has survived for generations on the top of a mesa in New Mexico. No road was built until the 1940s when a movie was first filmed there. Their rich history and talented people make for a rich historical experience

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SkyCity_C_C, DIrector at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

MomLId, I am glad that you came and had an "amazing historical experience" and that you received the pueblo history in the Land of Enchantment! We hope that you come and visit Sky City again in the near future. More 

Mainz, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sky City Cultural Center is a very interesting and fascinating experience. We learned so much about the Acoma people and the Native American history in general. Our guide was very knowlegdable and answered all questions. We could tell that he truly enjoyed what he was doing. We loved the way this center is organised and how the tours to the... More 

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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center, responded to this review

evawat, We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Sky City! As winners of the "Best Native American Experience" voted by the readers of USA TODAY and 10Best we hope that we lived up to that designation! Come back and visit us during one of our feast days! More 

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