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Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village

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Address: 125 N. Main Ave, Aztec, NM 87410
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+1 505-334-9829
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village let visitors experience pioneer life in...

Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village let visitors experience pioneer life in the American West. Aztec's history of human habitation goes back a thousand years, when Native Americans settled along the Animas River. Pioneer Village gives visitors the opportunity to revisit a community of the early American West. Children will enjoy climbing aboard the caboose and going in a one-room schoolhouse, just two of the many Pioneer Village buildings and exhibits. Visit Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village to learn about modern Aztec's early days.

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Wonderful collage of Americana!

After seeing many ancient pueblos, I was curious about this frontier museum in Aztec. It is hard to spend time in this area's challenging terrain without wondering about the daily... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2016
Steven C
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

After seeing many ancient pueblos, I was curious about this frontier museum in Aztec. It is hard to spend time in this area's challenging terrain without wondering about the daily life of the early homesteaders who tried to make a living here. So I was very pleasantly surprised by this museum! The impressive scope and meticulous attention to detail in... More 

Thank Steven C
Guildford, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited here by chance after seeing Aztec ruins. Very friendly and helpful staff. The recreation of the pioneer village was very interesting. We spent much longer here than anticipated. Highly recommended.

Thank el2609
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

A great experience. The village packs a lot in, in such a small space. Lots of memorabilia mostly donated by locals who don't want to throw grandmas heirlooms and much loved treasures away The replica pioneer buildings ( and one original) are wonderfully detailed evoking a real sense of the era and how people lived A great history of the... More 

Thank Gaynor C
Aztec, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is also right in our town. You walk in and see relics and newspaper clippings of old. How Aztec was founded. As you walk out in the back yard you will see a church where people worshipped. You can even go in. You'll see a jail where prisoners were kept. You'll see several little places that were built many... More 

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016

This museum is typical in some ways, with eclectic displays of various artifacts, a small village, etc., but it does an above average job of interpretation. The staff (volunteer and a new paid individual on her first day) are enthusiastic and generally knowledgeable. The museum has one unique exhibit - a rotating cyclorama, hand carved, with various western themes and... More 

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Markdale, Canada
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

Worth the trip to enjoy the interpretive centre and the ancient village tucked away in this little Four Corners region location.

Thank KateJourney
Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a great little museum. There is a good size interior part with displays, but the best part for me was the outdoor village. Great displays and very informative showing live during the pioneer times.

Thank Jason M
Hot Springs, South Dakota
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were disappointed that the museum was closed during the winter because their brochure said they had winter hours. Can't blame them too much as it is a volunteer organization. We were still able to walk around the outside of the fence but would have been much more enjoyable inside. They had a piece of machinery that was used in... More 

Thank James A
Farmington, New Mexico
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Terrific little historic park in downtown Aztec. See how our pioneer ancestors lived, lots of artifacts to pore over. Friendly and knowledgeable guides make this an interesting and educational experience.

Thank hummingbird08
Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have followed the Aztec Museum for years. Its growth has been outstanding. It started as an 8 room retired City Hall. It is typical of many small Museums with lots of donated artifacts, but is different with the presence of an impressive collection of Cable tool drilling rigs and the Village, some of the buildings are original others are... More 

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