Learn About Native American History at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
One of the reasons people love coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico is that it’s rich in history and culture. Thankfully, there are a number of places visitors can check out to learn more about Native American culture. One of those places is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. It focuses on the Pueblo people, who are located primarily in New Mexico, but whose homeland once reached into Colorado and Arizona as well. The Cultural Center features a museum, a café that serves Native American cuisine, and much more.
Planning Your Visit
There are 19 Pueblos in New Mexico, which tourists may visit, although they are not all located in Albuquerque. For an enlightening experience that’s located in town, the Center is a perfect option. The center and museum are open seven days a week, offer tours, as well. The museum showcases a permanent exhibit titled “Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story,” which takes a look into the history of the Pueblo world. Visitors can also enjoy an exhibit that features original artwork and craftsmanship from each of the 19 Pueblos. Near the permanent exhibit, there is a theater that features short films about life and art in the Pueblo communities. You can also see native dances and other ceremonies, provided they are scheduled to take place during your visit.
Other Features of the Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center features the Four Winds Travel Center, a convenient stop for your trip’s essentials, as well as the Pueblo Harvest Café, which serves authentic Pueblo cuisine such as frybread, Pueblo beans, and atole (a traditional Pueblo breakfast porridge). Be sure to stop into the Shumakolowa Gift Shop for native arts and crafts and other gifts. The Cultural Center also offers the option to host events and weddings for 40 to 400 people, with indoor and outdoor facilities.
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