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Albuquerque


New Mexico

Taos, Tesuque &Zia - Albuquerque Area Pueblos

Taos (TAH-os)
The Pueblo at Taos is one of New Mexico's most authentic examples of pueblo architecture and tradition. The pueblo's renowned multistory apartment houses and famous church, can be reached via NM-68 north from Española, through the town of Taos. Taos Pueblo, with Mount Wheeler-the highest mountain of New Mexico as its backdrop, is known for its prime scenery, farmland and hunting. Taos is also known for the drum-making and leather work of its artisans, and its fine dancers who are admired widely. Visitors are welcome. Tribal operated gaming is available at Taos Mountain Casino.
Location: Taos NM 87571

Tesuque (the-SOO-keh)
Tesuque Pueblo, about 10 miles north of the city of Santa Fe, off US 84/285, is thought to have been established prior to 1200 A.D. Pueblo artists specialize in brightly colored pottery based on traditional designs and modeled figurines, decorated with ively designs, which are widely collected by pueblo art aficionados. The most popular Tesuque dances:
the Harvest, Deer and Buffalo, are held in winter. Gaming is available at Camel Rock Casino.
Location: Santa Fe NM 87506

Zia (ZEE-ah)
Zia Pueblo blends into the landscape atop its rocky knoll, 18 miles northwest of Bernalillo on NM-550, where it has been located-almost invisibly-since 1300 A.D. The Zia sun symbol is familiar as it has been adopted by New Mexico as the official state insignia and appears on the state flag. The pueblo is small, but it has produced beautiful, traditional works of art. The Zia have long been known as creators of excellent, well-fired pottery with artistic decorations in brown or black (often utilizing a bird motif). Some Zia painters have achieved recognition for their fine watercolors.
Location: 135 Capital Square Dr Zia Pueblo NM 87053-6013

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The Pueblo at Taos is one of New Mexico's most authentic examples of pueblo architecture and tradition
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