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Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
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Turquoise Guided Museum Tour
"The tour of the museum begins by entering a mock mine tunnel. The entrance to the museum will open 15 minutes before each tour begins. Guests are requested to show up within this 15 minute time frame. Guests who fail to arrive will forfeit their tickets and those tickets will be resold to a guest on the tour waiting list.The museum's displays include:Turquoise from over 80 locations around the worldMining history and modern techniquesTurquoise mineralogy/geology guests will be given the chance to enjoy the museum displays on their own.The Turquoise Museum is family owned and operated since 1992. Three of the five generations still work at the museum on a weekly basis. Tours are guided by one of these thr all of your questions will be answered and you will have a better understanding of “The World’s Most Colorful Gem”.""""The Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque New Mexico showcases the J.C. “Zack” Zachary turquoise collection. The collection includes turquoise from over 80 locations around the world
From $10.00
 
Albuquerque Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Old Town Albuquerque and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic and cultural streets as you visit churches walk through sculpture gardens and see the local parks and museums.  The tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best southwestern sights of the town. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Albuquerque into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
From $15.00

More Things to Do in Acoma Pueblo

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Things to know: Enchanted Mesa

If you look to the northeast from the village, you'll notice a small but distinctive butte in the distance. This is Mesa Encantada: former home to the Acoma, and known as Katzimo in their Keresan...
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Tour the Pueblo

The only way to see the pueblo is by guided tour. Tickets are purchased at the Sky City Cultural Center and regularly scheduled shuttles take you up the mesa to the old city. Once there, you'll be met...
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Museum and Gift Shop

The new museum has some typical and not too terribly old but important artifacts on display, and the gift shop has a few items that may interest souvenir buyers. It's very worthwhile to study the...
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Wandering the Nearby Desert

The geological sandstone pillars and mesas are numerous in the area, so I chose to park the truck and walk into the desert. I climbed high, but my photography is mostly videos on my iPhone, which...
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The cemetery

I have no pictures of the cemetery, as all photography of it is strictly forbidden, but it is too interesting a place not to mention it here. It lies in front of the church (out of shot on the left of...
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Church of San Esteban

The most prominent building in the pueblo is the Church dedicated to San Esteban, that is St Stephen. It was built between 1629 and 1641 by the Acoma people under the direction of their Spanish...
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Cultural Centre and Haak'u Museum

The Acoma Cultural Centre is not only the starting place for tours, it is also worth a visit in its own right. I loved the building itself, with its heavy doors (carved to resemble 19th century...
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Taking a tour

To visit Acoma you have to take a tour, which start from the Cultural Centre. Tours cost $20 for adults, $12 for children and $17 for seniors and college students (late 2011 prices), with other...
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Only option - take a tour

Unless, let’s say you have a local girlfriend, there is no way you will climb the mesa unsupervised by a guide! The welcome center at the base of the rock is a modern facility with all conveniences...
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Acoma Visitor Center

The visitor center is undergoing extensive rebuilding at this time, so is temporarily housed in trailers next to the construction zone. [I took a picture of the construction site, and the temporary...
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Taking the long way down

This was fun. After the tour, you can either return to the visitor center by shuttle or climb down an ancient stair trail that was once one of the only ways to reach the top of the mesa. It's very...
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Things to see: hornos

Before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500's, pueblo bread was made from ground corn and cooked, tortilla style, on hot, flat stones. The Spanish introduced wheat and these beehive-shaped ovens for...
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Things to see: Reservoirs

On the right of this picture is one of several reservoirs once used to collect rainwater for all washing, drinking and cooking . To keep them clean, washing or playing in them was forbidden and they...
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Things to know: Kivas

Some of the structures serve as kivas: ceremonial spaces that represent the place where the People originally emerged from the lower world. Unlike many Southwest kivas, Acoma's are all above ground,...
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Interstate 40, Exit 102, PO Box 310, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, 87034, United States
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Top 5 Acoma Pueblo Writers

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kymbanm

"Vibrant History and Culture at Sky City"
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toonsarah

"A place prepared"
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Ken_Weaver

"Acoma, Oldest Continously Inhabited City in U.S."
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"Haak’u: A Place Prepared"
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"Pueblo Of Acoma: Sky City"
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