CULTURE

Chaco Canyon 

Hotel Chaco, inspired by the Native American culture that resonates with vibrancy throughout the region, is your portal to New Mexico's roots.  We encourage visitors to travel to Chaco Canyon and discover the inspiration behind our hotel.

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Albuquerque and New Mexico are also the heart of diverse Native American cultural experiences. New Mexico is home to 19 recognized pueblos, including Acoma, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Taos, and Santo Domingo. Some open their homes and public rituals to visitors during feast days; others encourage visiting their museums and exploring their landscapes. We encourage you to experience Native American culture in all of its variety and depth, and chart your own Albuquerque tour bridging the past to the future. From the ancestral sites of Chaco Canyon, Petroglyph National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, and Mesa Verde, to the modern day Pueblos and sovereign lands of the Jicarilla-Apache and Diné peoples, your journey will be breathtaking.

Sky City Cultural Center

Acoma Pueblo Sky City

A journey 60 miles west of Albuquerque will lead you to Acoma Pueblo, also known as Sky City. Acoma pueblo sits atop an ancient mesa; it is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America and the 28th Historic Site designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Rich in cultural heritage, living and ancient, we encourage you to visit Acoma Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum.

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petroglyph

Petroglyph National Monument

This National Monument along Albuquerque's west mesa features symbols and designs etched into the volcanic rock by Native Americans and early Spanish settlers 700 years ago. 

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GATHERING OF NATIONS

Native Culture continues to thrive all around us, through modern design, fashion, home decor, creativity, commerce and technology. Experience North America’s largest pow wow, The Gathering of Nations, which happens annually in April in Albuquerque.

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Taos pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Your journey may include a trip, north, to Taos Pueblo, where Native Americans have continuously dwelled for 1,000 years. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo is vibrant. Join in on one of their guided Albuquerque tours, or explore on your own. Learn more about Taos Pueblo. 

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INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER

Located in Albuquerque between Old Town and Downtown, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the gateway to the 19 pueblos of New Mexico. The center features a museum, contemporary gallery, gift shop and Native American Dances every weekend. 

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