Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Top choice museum in Albuquerque

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Collectively run by New Mexico's 19 Pueblos, this cultural center is an essential stop-off during even the shortest Albuquerque visit. The museum downstairs holds fascinating displays on the Pueblos’ collective history and individual artistic traditions, while the galleries above offer changing temporary exhibitions. They’re arrayed in a crescent around a plaza that’s regularly used for dances and crafts demonstrations, and as well as the recommended Pueblo Harvest Cafe there’s also a large gift shop and retail gallery.