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Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village

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Address: 125 N Main Ave, Aztec, NM 87410-1923
Phone Number: +1 505-334-9829
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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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Small but perfectly formed.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Gaynor C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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.

Thank KateJourney
Cedar City, Utah
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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.

Thank Jason M
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 

Thank James A
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.

Thank hummingbird08
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!

Thank Marjee D
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 

Thank David W

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