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Address: 125 N. Main Ave, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone Number: +1 505-334-9829
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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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Great small-town museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You will be mesmerized by the riches in this museum. Helpful staff, beautiful displays. This brings the ancient world to life!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lot of love and care and dedication has gone into this. We loved the displays; they were so diverse, from dolls to pottery to furniture to weapons. My wife had forgotten that a "practice" piano existed. The outside displays were amazing, and kids as well as adults would love the different buildings well presented. The docent who greeted us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We found this museum on the web and visited it. The lovely lady who welcomed us was very kind and told us everything we needed to know before visiting. We walked through the room with displayed items and enjoyed it. Especially the barbershop. Outside were some buildings from pioneer times. All in all a nice place to spend some time.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Valenty Zaharek 's cyclorama "Pecos West" has just been donated and it is worth seeing over and over. It is about 18 feet in diameter and was carved from wood over years. Clouds of dust, shadows on the mountains and painstaking carvings of animals, native American villages, and cowboys create the atmosphere. Creating more mood are the narration and the... More 

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