Acoma Pueblo is called Sky City because the oldest part of it is built atop a mesa. The pueblo gives guided tours of the mesa top for a fee that includes a photography permit. Both the views from the mesa and the architecture on top if it are very photogenic.
In 2015, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) awarded Acoma Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum the Tribal Destination of the Year.
The Visitor Center has many artists who work while talking to visitors and selling their pieces. It is truly a privilege to own a piece of art from an experience like this with the artist.
Views from the top:
The old architecture with its doors, windows and masonry are fascinating to study. These buildings are still inhabited in 2017.