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Review of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum

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.
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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“Don't miss a visit to Sky City!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

If you are anywhere near Albuquerque or Santa Fe, take some time to visit the Acoma Pueblo about 1 hour west of Albuquerque. We enjoyed a lovely day there a few weeks ago as part of a trip to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You will need to purchase tickets for the tour of the Pueblo and a photography permit; they were reasonably priced and worth it. Our guide, Brandon (aka Turtle) was wonderful. Along the tour route, several Acoma families have their potttery and other handmade items for sale if you wish to buy. Learned so much about the hisotyr of the people and of the area. Would return again and again.

Visited May 2013
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SkyCity_C_C, Director at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Audrey L, I am glad to hear you did not miss a visit to our pueblo "Sky City". It is good to hear "Turtle" provided you with an experience not soon forgotten. We will welcome you again and again and we hope to see you at one of our feast days!
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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“Great lesson in North American History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Nice visitor center. Our tour guide Dakota Chino provided an enjoyable tour and was very knowledgeable. The views from the Mesa of the surrounding area are fantastic. The people at the pueblo were friendly. The tour also includes a mission style church that was built on top of the Mesa and a lesson in the history of the Acoma people including the fact that this is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States.

Visited June 2013
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Ceres, California
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“Pueblo of Acoma "Sky City"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were so delighted to take this tour and learn about the Acoma Pueblo and the natives that continue to share their culture. The natives that we encountered were very friendly and accommodating. The church and its origination story was very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable about his people and their customs.

Visited June 2013
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“Gotta See This!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful views, great history told by Native American guide- ours was a wonderfully knowledgeable young woman. It was worth every penny. You don't come across these views and architecture history just anywhere. I also welcomed the opportunity to purchase quality artwork and actually meet the artist. This is a total highlight to my trip out west. Glad I went.

Visited June 2013
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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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“Great History Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

I loved hearing the history of the Acoma people. Interesting story of a peaceful religious group who were treated badly by Spaniards and other native Americans. Very sad that religious men, Catholics, forced converts by threatening death.

Visited June 2013
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