Interior of the Western New Mexico University Museum, featuring displays of Mimbres Mogollon Prehistoric pottery.

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Western New Mexico University Museum

Top choice in New Mexico

Fresh from a $3.2 million renovation, this excellent museum in the schools's former gymnasium boasts the world's largest collection of 1000-year-old Mimbres ceramics. Renowned for their vibrant animal motifs – markedly different from the abstract Chaco style – most Mimbres pots were ‘terminated’ by their owners, by being deliberately punctured with a kill hole. Large windows on the 2nd floor provide fine views of the city and the surrounding mountain landscape,

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