Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Chihuahua

Museo Casa de Villa

Housed in Quinta Luz, Pancho Villa's 48-room former mansion, this museum is a must-see for anyone who appreciates a made-for-Hollywood story of crime, stakeouts and riches. The interior is loaded with Villa’s person…
Top Choice Museum in Durango

Museo de la Ciudad 450

This impressive museum dedicated to Durango city is housed in a structure that dates back to 1901. The museum's 14 rooms feature an interesting permanent collection of interactive exhibits, from pre-Hispanic times t…
Archaeological Site in Nuevo Casas Grandes & Casas Grandes

Paquimé

The ruins of Paquimé, 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 Casa…
Museum in Chihuahua

Casa Chihuahua

Chihuahua’s former Palacio Federal (built 1908–10) has been used as a mint, a Jesuit monastery, a military hospital and a post office, but is now a cultural center full of good-quality exhibits, with most explanatio…
Gallery in Chihuahua

Quinta Gameros

Built in an incredibly elaborate belle epoque architectural style by a wealthy mine owner, this museum is filled with a mix of period furnishings and art. Every room is unique and, while the quality of the stained g…
Film Location in Chihuahua & Central North Mexico

Villa del Oeste

Many of the big-screen cowboys have swaggered through this film set. Today, the set is a souvenir-drenched theme park with gunslingers shooting it out at weekends (2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5…
in Chihuahua & Central North Mexico

Conjunto Huápoca

The Conjunto Huápoca has trails to a triple set of cliff dwellings 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 Mirador …
Historic Building in Chihuahua

Palacio de Gobierno

The courtyard of this handsome, 19th-century, state-government building features striking 1950s murals by Aarón Piña Mora showing Chihuahua’s highly eventful history. You can get a free booklet on the murals at the …
Mine in Hidalgo del Parral

Mina La Prieta

This mine was the basis of Parral’s economy for centuries after it opened in 1629, producing mainly silver but also gold, copper, zinc and lead. Today, it’s one of the world’s oldest mines still in operation. You ca…
Museum in Chihuahua

Museo Casa de Juárez

President Benito Juárez’ residence in this house during the French occupation made Chihuahua the capital of the Mexican republic from 1864 to 1866. Now a museum with the 1860s feel still intact, it includes document…