The history and culture of New Mexico are just as vibrant and beautiful as the scenery, and that’s just one of the many reasons visitors come back to experience our state again and again. During your own visit to New Mexico, immersing yourself in the local culture is an absolute must. With so many incredible museums to see, however, how do you decide which ones to see? The New Mexico Culture Pass makes your decision both easy and efficient! Here’s everything you need to know about the New Mexico Culture Pass, how to obtain it, and some of the best places you’ll be able to access with it.
After purchasing your New Mexico Culture Pass, it’s time to start planning the rest of your vacation. By requesting your free copy of our Vacation Guide, you’ll instantly receive a full list of our area’s top activities, attractions, restaurants, events, shopping, and more. It’s the ultimate tool for planning the New Mexico getaway of your dreams.
More About the New Mexico Culture Pass
New Mexico stands out from the crowd with its spirited blend of arts, history, and culture. If you’d like to experience Santa Fe’s top museums, then you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a New Mexico Culture Pass. This pass is your ticket to 15 incredible historic sites and museums in New Mexico. The best part? You can start using it right away and receive admission to any and all of the locations on the list. You can purchase a New Mexico Culture Pass at any state museum or historic site or by calling Caroline Broussard at 505-476-1125. These passes typically run around $30 each, but they will be saving you money if you plan on visiting many cultural sites. The passes will remain valid for 12 months after you purchase them. That way, you’ll be able to come back and enjoy Santa Fe’s museums and cultural sites again and again!
The Best Places to Use Your New Mexico Culture Pass
1. New Mexico History Museum
Standing as an emblem for our nation’s history, the New Mexico History Museum is a must for history buffs and enthusiastic visitors alike. There are many things to see here including the popular Palace of Governors, the extensive photo archives, the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, and the first printing press in New Mexico.
2. New Mexico Museum of Art
As a visitor favorite, the New Mexico Museum of Art is a catalyst for creativity and art appreciation. It began in 1917 as a simple art gallery before growing into one of the state’s most beloved museums. You’ll find a wide variety of art collections and exhibits to explore including photography, paintings, authentic Southwestern masterpieces, and much more!
3. Museum of International Folk Art
Named one of New Mexico’s most popular museums, the Museum of International Folk Art is also the world’s largest collection for folk art. More than 150,000 artifacts call the museum home and over 150 nations are represented here. It is truly an extraordinary place to visit and houses a little something for everyone to enjoy.
4. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture fosters an appreciation for the knowledge of native arts, histories, languages, and way of life. You’ll find state of the art exhibits that are both exciting and educational. They have been known to inspire a desire to learn more about the native cultures and anthropology of the Southwest. As you explore the museum, you will be introduced to pieces of New Mexican archaeology, photography, pottery, and more. You will feel as if you have been transported through time and experience the life of the natives firsthand.
5. Jemez Historic Site
Located just north of Jemez Springs, The Jemez State Monument and historic site consists of the ruins of the ancient Jemez people and the 17th Century Spanish mission, San Jose de los Jemez. The mission had a unique octagonal-shaped bell tower, which is the monument’s main attraction. There is also a museum and signed trail at the Monument, which is part of New Mexico State Monuments.
Immerse in New Mexico Culture During Your Stay at Casa Escondida
Unlike generic Santa Fe and Chimayo hotels, we incorporate the New Mexican culture and traditions into your accommodation experience. Our beautiful rooms are adorned with Southwest charm while still maintaining the modern amenities that you desire. We even serve a daily breakfast that cooks up your morning favorites sprinkled with authentic New Mexican tastes and flavors. We are also located in the historic town of Chimayo, one of the state’s cultural icons. You’re invited to escape to our countryside paradise!
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