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Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum

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Address: Haaku Rd, Pueblo of Acoma, NM 87034
Phone Number:
5055527861
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Fascinating History and Gorgeous Scenery

Sky City is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that I recommend for anyone. Going in, I knew I would learn about a fascinating culture and people, but what I didn't expect was the... read more

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Central Vermont
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sky City is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that I recommend for anyone. Going in, I knew I would learn about a fascinating culture and people, but what I didn't expect was the spectacular scenery in the valley as we approached the mesa. WOW. Just imagine if that's where you got to actually live! One tip I would offer: if you... More 

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Port Hueneme, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brandon was a very knowledgeable guide and proud of his Ocoma history. Very interesting and informative. Lots of shopping opportunities from the residents who sold their handmade wares. Museum is beautiful with interesting exhibit of past, present and future of Ocoma tribe. Definitely worth the trip to see.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are two parts of this experience. First there was the time spent at the Haak'u Museum where the stories from the elders kept it real as they shared their concerns about the endurance of the culture in this way too fast moving world. The second part of the time was spent on the mesa viewing the oldest continuously occupied... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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Kentucky
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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 3 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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