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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 #10 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, this important center showcases the history...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Figueres, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the cultural center over twenty years ago. Then it was staffed exclusively by tribal members. It was my first personal interaction with american indians. I returned based upon that experience. If i want to discuss the beliefs of the Pueblo peoples with white christians there is no reason for me to leave West Virginia. I was very disappointed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is a vast, well-written and displayed narrative of the Native American time line since Europeans arrived in the Southwest. It presents the impact that arrival had on the natives living in the Southwest from then to the present. This cultural center deserves a second visit if you can't absorb it all in the first one!

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great historical exhibits based on personal accounts. Had a special patron saint-pueblo exhibit that was fabulous in explaining how traditional and Christian beliefs co-exist seamlessly. Also plenty of kid-friendly activities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were in Albuquerque for the International Ballon Festival. The dancing was spectacular and a rare treat for people from the Midwest. There was cultural diversity in the audience and the singers and dancers shared honestly from their culture sacred dances and songs. During the final song mothers were honored along with their children and blessed by the dancers.

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Atlanta, GA
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76 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The cultural center celebrates the history of the pueblo people and the history of the local Indian School which closed 20 years ago. We saw authentic tribal dances being performed in the courtyard.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I came away with mixed feelings on the Cultural Center. This was going to be a highlight of our visit to Albuquerque. I made sure to arrive for the dance to be performed on Saturday at Noon but it was only a small group of young dancers and the dance was not very interesting. The costumes were beautiful but the... More 

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IndianPuebloABQ, Public Relations Manager at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feelings and experience with us. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors and your feedback helps us improve the experience we offer here at the Cultural Center. Our museum and collections will be undergoing a full renovation in 2015 and the new museum will be unveiled in 2016 as... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The exhibits were a great introduction to the Pueblo Culture. Fascinated that the Pueblo tribe fended off takeover of their land and culture. Visited in July 2013, but posting this in December 2014.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fascinating museum, and a great place to learn about the different pueblos before heading out to see them in person. The displays were quite well done and they have exceptional artifacts. The volunteers are quite nice, but they are a bit too eager. Sometimes I just like to read displays on my own, and don't need people to keep asking... More 

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matata
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to learn abut the culture of the southwest. Displays, friendly staff, and special events. Be sure to check the event calendar and try to see one of the Indian dances!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is a large restaurant in the Native American Pueblo Cultural Center but it is very cozy, even though it is a good sized restaurant. The first thing one will notice at the entrance, is the Starbucks coffee sign and the display case with wonderful native style desserts. The coffee is good and strong and the desserts are wonderful... More 

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