Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Nuevo Casas Grandes & Casas Grandes

Paquimé

These ruins, in a broad valley with panoramas to distant mountains, contain the mazelike adobe remnants of northern Mexico’s most important trading settlement. Paquimé was the center of the Mogollón or Casas Grandes…
Top Choice Museum in Chihuahua

Casa Chihuahua

Chihuahua’s former Palacio Federal (built 1908–10) has been used as a mint, a monastery, a military hospital and a post office, but is now a beautifully restored cultural center full of excellent exhibits, with most…
Top Choice Museum in Durango

Museo de la Ciudad 450

This impressive city museum features an interesting collection of interactive exhibits, from pre-Hispanic times through colonization to the present day, and deal with Durango's economy, mining, traditions and cultur…
Top Choice Museum in Durango

Museo Francisco Villa

Housed in a spectacular colonial mansion, this well-conceived museum pays deep homage to the Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa. Sixteen rooms worth of multimedia displays, films and personal effects tell the s…
Archaeological Site in Chihuahua & Central North Mexico

Huápoca

Huápoca has trails to a triple set of cliff dwellings that the Mogollón inhabited from about 1200 to 1450. You get only distant overlooks of the first two, Cueva del Nido del Águila (Eagle’s Nest Cave) and Cueva Mir…
Plaza in Durango

Plaza de Armas

Flower- and fountain-filled Plaza de Armas is graced by the handsome baroque Catedral del Basílica Menor. A popular meeting spot, there's a bandstand, shade trees and loads of benches. In the late afternoon and even…
Film Location in Durango

Paseo del Viejo Oeste

Many of the big-screen cowboys have swaggered through this film set. Today the set is a souvenir-drenched theme park with regular mock film productions (2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday; 1pm, 3pm and 5pm Saturday and Su…
Museum in Cuauhtémoc

Museo Menonita

This well-conceived museum, created in a traditional Mennonite architectural style, holds hundreds of household goods and farm tools from the early years of Mennonite settlement in the area. It’s remarkably similar …
Museum in Chihuahua

Museo Casa Redonda

Once a locomotive maintenance and repair shop, this renovated warehouse is home to the city's small but excellent modern art museum, with one room dedicated to the fascinating history of the building, including rail…
Archaeological Site in Chihuahua & Central North Mexico

Cueva Grande

Heading on the main road past the Huápoca ruins, turn right at the sign for Cueva Grande, where three ancient Mogollón buildings sit dramatically behind a rainy-season waterfall. It’s an easy 600m walk from the park…