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“History still in the making” 5 of 5 stars
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Sky City Cultural Center
Pueblo of Acoma, NM
800-747-0181
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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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“History still in the making”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The cultural center and tour was an uplifting education . We had the funniest guide, Limpert , who gave us the history , present day activites of the town and the interesting facts . He really should apply for a stand up comedian job!. Just ask him about an Indian ATM !. The 90 minute tour was far from dull.

Visited April 2012
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“Worth the Stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We decided to go to Acoma because Taos Pueblo was suppose to be closed. Well, this Pueblo ended up one of the highlights of our trip! Set on a beautiful mesa, the pueblo stood out in explaining through living example the ways of the people. Quite a spiritual place, while also showing how it exists today. Our guide was wonderful, telling great stories and explaining both current and historical life. They offer stops on the tour to purchase -- not a heavy pitch. But if you are looking for Acoma pottery or jewelry you meet the person who actually knows the craft!

Visited April 2012
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We visited the wonderful new museum and cultural center and then were taken by bus to the pueblo which had been inhabited since the 1100. The tour was fascinating and the pottery availabe for sale was magnificent and much cheaper that that available in Sante Fe. Bring a checkbook or cash.

Visited March 2012
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“Neat place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The Cultural Center was very interesting and enjoyable. It has a lot of nice pictures and some paintings. The people were nice and it is a nice place to see.

Visited March 2012
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“Highlight of my holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I love looking over the land, visiting with the people, learning the history of the Acoma people, the pottery and the Indian pie.

Visited March 2012
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