“Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico”
To preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in Albuquerque, is owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian Culture, History and Art.
You notice the love, care, and attention to detail that goes into everything here the moment you pull up. Even the small pebble gravel is carefully raked into beautiful circular patterns. The artwork is phenomenal and the murals were fantastic.
The staff was beyond friendly and helpful and so patient and engaging with our kids who had just spent six hours in the car the previous night.
The restaurant was so unique, and was actually what drew us in to begin with. The food was so delicious and generously portioned that we were afraid we might need to be taken out via wheelbarrow ;) The kids loved their Blue Corn Pancakes and Indian Toast. We also got the Gathering Platter to share in addition to our individual meals, as this was our first time trying Native American cuisine and it was exquisite. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful and made us feel so welcome and the kitchen was very quick, especially considering the quality. It is well worth a visit to their restaurant, even if you can’t see anything else!
We had just stopped in spontaneously on our family road trip, but I’m so glad we did! We plan to return the next time we travel this way.
A beautiful experience and one not to miss!
Museum had detailed timelines and historic artifacts for viewing. There were hands on and film exhibits available. The bldg is setup with a center outdoor area for providing live cultural shows ie dances etc.
The gift shop has many items to select from. I wish they would not include any Made in China items but I guess it's a sign of the times.
If you're interested in pueblo history, go here! I'm not much of a museum go-er so the museum was just the right length for me, pretty brief, concise, and informative. And only $5 for adults and $2 for students, seniors, etc.
My favorite part was the gift shop! We went in and talked to the workers who were so nice and knowledgeable about all the Pueblan culture. I learned so much from them about the history of jewelry, symbols, culture, upcoming events, etc that I didn't learn in the museum. Jacob was awesome and another Navajo native that I forgot to ask him his name.
As you will find the authentic jewelry is quite expensive everywhere, we found a sale section and found some beautiful jewelry that was cheap enough for me (a indebted grad student traveling across the nation for a clinical) to afford!
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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