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“Beautiful Museum and Gift Shop”

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Green Valley, Arizona
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141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Beautiful Museum and Gift Shop”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

I don't have the ability to walk the village any longer, so I was delighted to find that Acoma Pueblo has built this lovely Cultural Center Museum and gift shop. We thoughly enjoyed the exhibits ahd spending money on some lovely souvenirs.

Visited October 2012
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Acoma, The Sky City”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Acoma sits on a butte 367 feet above the desert 60 miles west of Albuquerque. To preserve the atmosphere and because of limited space on the butte cars are parked at the visitors center and visitors are bussed in. Acoma is one of the two oldest continuously inhabited cities in North America, Taos Pueblo is the other.

Visited August 2012
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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Visited the Pueblo while in NM for the Balloon Fiest this year. The mesa tour is a must but it is a little disapointing. We were told that most of the houses were not occupied all year and that families who live elsewhere own their family house on the mesa but do not live there all year round. They are only inhabited when the Acoma people have a celebration. I personnaly do not like the presence of the vendors at the mesa. As a tourist I was there to see how the Acoma people lived and not what they sell. The vendors should be located at the Center and not on the mesa. If they were relocated, most of the cars would also be located somewhere else. A lot of room for improvement on the mesa. The tour was interesting, the camera situation needs improved on, the food at the cultural center was great. Try the fry bread taco.

Visited October 2012
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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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“small museum but a must see in this area”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I think the exhibits change but we've enjoyed the museum both times we've visited. Really helps with understanding the people, the history, and the culture of Acoma.

Visited September 2012
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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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165 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very unusual - well worth the tour”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great Guides although the tour is very fast paced. If you're interested in purchasing some pottery or fry bread, you may not have time although they will provide a guide if you decide after the tour you'd like to go back to a particular potter. The view from the top is wonderful, and learning about the culture and the influence of the Church on top is really interesting.

Visited September 2012
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