If you have an interest in Native American history, you will find plenty of it in Albuquerque. The area has multiple sites for you to explore and the city of Albuquerque also has a lot to offer. It is nestled next to the Rio Grande river with a view of the Sandia mountains. The area is sacred to the Native American people and there are 19 different pueblos around the area that you can explore.
You will find a pervasive Native American influence all around the city. You can see it in the architecture and taste it in the food. You can visit rock carvings, cliff dwellings, pit houses and even abandoned villages in the area. You can also visit pueblos that are still in operation. The Acoma Pueblo is one of the most popular pueblos in the area. It is located on top of a mesa and is widely considered the oldest settlement in North America.
There is a museum on the site and a mission that was built in the 17th century. You can take a guided tour and attend a festival if you are there at the right time. There is also a casino if you feel like trying your luck.
The Jemez Pueblo is set against red cliffs and looks majestic. You can visit the visitor center, gift ship and museum while you are there. Tours are available or you can take the trail to tour the area. The area has some of the largest ruins that you can explore. The Pueblo has frequent events that you can visit.
The Petroglyph National Monument is a fascinating sacred site that has over 20,000 rock drawings. You can walk around on your own where you will see ancient drawings of people, animals and more. You don’t want to miss this site as it is right in the city and is fascinating.
The Sandia Pueblo is close to Albuquerque and offers plenty of recreational activities like fishing and hiking. There is a casino you can visit. If you are interested in Native American crafts you can choose from a wide variety of crafts at the market center.
Native American history is fascinating and visiting Albuquerque will give you more insight into this fascinating culture. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied in the area and you are going to learn about history.