Keshshi/welcome. Adventures of all sorts beckon the discerning traveler “off the beaten path” to Zuni Pueblo! Whether you are an outdoor explorer, a cultural or heritage enthusiast, a history buff or a Native art collector, Zuni has much to offer.
Great natural beauty – as well as historic significance – surrounds our traditional Pueblo community. Dominating mesas, pine and juniper forests, and an abundance of wildlife offer opportunities to explore, hike, hunt, fish and photograph. Visit the Tribe’s website www.ashiwi.org for information about seasonal hunting and fishing permits.
Stop first at our Zuni Visitor & Arts Center – located along Highway 53 – to plan your adventure. Obtain local information, maps, photo permits, learn from educational displays, arrange tours and lodging and even purchase gifts and arts. Do learn and respect our protocols before venturing out – some of our more culturally sensitive areas can at times be off limits to photography.
Take a “Cultural Adventure Tour” to experience our historic Middle Place, learn our origins and how we have thrived into today’s modern world. We have always been located on our original homelands and so have a wealth of heritage and ancestral sites to share. Visit our ancestral village of Hawikku where documented history in the Southwest literally began with the Spanish arrivals in 1540 – about 90 years before Plymouth Rock landings! Other tours visit archaeologically significant areas as well as premier rock art sites. Visit our www.zunitourism.com website for general as well as tour information to plan your visit.
Glimpse the depth of our cultural heritage through our world-renown arts. With over seventy percent of our community involved in the arts, we can rightly claim to be a “village of artists.” Visit any of our five arts trading posts to see and purchase one-of-a-kind treasures or buy directly from our artists often selling at the Visitor Center.
Encounter some of our finest artists at their home studios on a Zuni Art Walk. Almost a dozen accomplished Zuni artists – representing the diverse traditional arts of pottery, miniature stone “fetish” carving, jewelry and more – are available for studio site visits. Visit www.zunipuebloart.org to learn about these artists and to schedule visits.
Explore our Zuni Pueblo MainStreet – the first such designated Native community in the US – to purchase artistic treasures at five trading posts, dine at multiple eating options, purchase provisions and gas-up for your adventures. Visit www.zunipueblomainstreet.org for information about this program and our local businesses.
Whatever your interest, taste or physical ability, Zuni Pueblo has something to offer. Our original homelands provide literal steps into the past but we are also proud to offer the modern services and conveniences of today’s world. Come visit us at Zuni Pueblo to create a lifetime of unique memories – Elahkwa/Thank you!