Top things to do

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Aztec

Aztec Ruins National Monument

This prehistoric Pueblo was built around AD 1100, and connected with the larger settlement at Chaco via a road that ran due south. Its central feature, a huge great kiva, has been reconstructed to give an impression…
Live Music in Aztec

Historic Aztec Theater

Great things are afoot in this venerable theater, across from the local museum. It’s been brought back to life by a dynamic husband-and-wife duo who run it as a music workshop, and bring in rockabilly, blues and Ame…
Chinese in Aztec

Wonderful House

The dynamic young staff here, on the main highway next to the Step Back Inn, work hard to live up to its far-from-bashful name, serving up quick-fire platefuls of tasty Chinese food. A recommended stop if you need a…
Museum in Aztec

Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village

Small but excellent history museum, with an eclectic collection of historical objects, including telephones, barbershop chairs and a great display of Victorian-era photographs, as well as original and replica early …
Barbecue in Aztec

Beer Belly's

This roadside shack just west of town has plenty of chile-smothered everything: smothered burgers, smothered fries, smothered potato skins and delish BBQ to boot. The only problem you'll have is finding a seat.
Fiesta in Aztec

Aztec Fiesta Days

The annual Aztec Fiesta Days has arts and crafts, food booths and a bonfire during which 'Old Man Gloom' is burned to celebrate the start of summer.