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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Address: 2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (Near North Valley)
Phone Number: 866-855-7902
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Ranked #7 of 85 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history of the Pueblo people through ancient artifacts, dance demonstrations and art exhibits.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent place to visit to get a broad overview of the history of the native Americans in the area. I have to admit I didn't realize there is still legislation going on concerning their rights. There are volunteers stationed at several points that were quite informative. Many interesting exhibits.

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Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have visited the Culture Center many times and it is always a learning experience. This time we watched different weaving demonstrations - one using sheep wool and another one using turkey feathers and yucca. Very interesting. Helps you appreciate and understand these time consuming processes which were used by the Pueblo people. We also were able to watch traditional... More

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Templeton, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a wonderful overview of the history and culture of the Pueblo people. The building is grand and gorgeous and the exhibits were fantastic. The staff were welcoming and informative. We also ate at the restaurant and the food was sublime.

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Calabash, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Go to Old Town and don't miss this portion of it. It's well worth the time. We went on Sunday an there were very few people there.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The best red chile I've ever tasted in the restaurant, along with the frybread I remember from the roadside stalls on all those trips to the Jemez to escape the heat when we were kids. But even more important, the 100 years exhibit will set you straight on how far they have had to come because of the policies of... More

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Cedar Crest
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is not a very large museum; you can see it in 2-3 hours. But it has some excellent exhibits chronicling the history, art, and traditions of the pueblo Indians. The story is told largely from the perspective of the Indians, a nice change from other, Anglo-oriented viewpoints. In addition, there are temporary exhibits that change several times a year,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent an entire day at the IPCC and still had not seen it all. The permanent exhibits are fascinating, if you want to gain insight into Pueblo culture past and present, but there is also plenty for the shopaholic.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I love museums & this one certainly met my expectations. It me a chance to learn about the history & culture all 19 of the Indian pueblos in New Mexico. The restaurant is inviting with some interesting Native American foods served. The gift shop is very nice as well. I was there on a Saturday when a group from Acoma... More

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Albany, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Was in the area and wanted to get a deeper sense of the native culture and history of the area. Great exibits and information to be had by all in our party. Was even able to watch a few local pueblo dancers perform during our visit. Ate at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe for lunch and wouldn't have missed it. Will... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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152 reviews 152 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Every time we visit ABQ we make a stop to see the latest exhibit. Always well curated, mounted and explained. The gift shop has a great selection ranging from corn kernel necklaces for a few dollars (but a lot of "look") to magnificent native jewelry. Have never walked out empty handed. Haven't tried the on site restaurant but have heard... More

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