MAJOR ATTRACTIONS IN AZTEC
Aztec Museum & Pioneer Park
Get a glimpse of Aztec's historic past by visiting the museum collections and the various historic structures within Pioneer Village. The complex houses one of the finest collections of authentic western Americana. History comes alive at the Pioneer Village, where young and old are bedazzled by the resolve and fortitude of our forefathers. Tour firsthand the doctor's and sheriff's offices, blacksmith and foundry, an 1880 pioneer cabin, general store and post office, and the Cedar Hill Church-all painstakingly reconstructed from the original buildings.
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Centuries ago Aztec Ruins was a central gathering place, a thriving cultural capital for ancestral Puebloans. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a dazzling landmark to the roots of civilization. Tour the three-story, 450-room West Ruin. Explore the Great Kiva and marvel at 900-year-old roof timbers that shelter intact plaster rooms. Witness exquisite masonry before passing through mysterious T-shaped doorways. Mistakenly coined "Aztec" by others, the ancient Pueblo people lived and flourished at this very sacred and spiritual place. Aztec Ruins is one of New Mexico's more popular attractions, it boasts over 45,000 visitors a year.
The City of Aztec seven city parks. To reserve a city park contact the City of Aztec Utilities Office at (505) 334-7670.
➠ City Parks
Historic Main Avenue and Walking Tour
Aztec offers all your shopping needs in a quaint, historic atmosphere. On display are dozens of structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties. Viewing starts at the Old Fire Station (now home to the San Juan County Historical Society), continues into downtown and meanders into our heritage neighborhoods.
San Juan County Historical Society
Located on historic Main Avenue, the newly remodeled Historical Society offers visitors a colorful landscape of Aztec's eclectic past, including the preservation and presentation of more than a century of records and images of Four Corners settlers, plus specialty books about the area.
For a comprehensive list of nearby attractions visit: ➠ www.aztecnm.com