Zuni Pueblo has always been welcoming to visitors who come into our community to learn more about us and to purchase arts and crafts from our talented Zuni artisans and retail establishments located along Zuni Pueblo MainStreet. As a multi-faceted community, there are many things that visitors to Zuni can partake in at various times of the year.
The first recommended stop is the Zuni Visitor Center, where you can obtain general information about basic visitor etiquette, purchase photo/video permits, and perhaps even visit the Zuni Pueblo MainStreet office! Visitors are welcome to sign up for tours of our historic Middle Village, considered the oldest part of Zuni Pueblo. More intrepid visitors can sign up to visit the ancestral village of Hawikku, where European explorers to the “New World” first made contact with the A:shiwi in 1539. Or some may be interested in visiting the Village of the Great Kivas, believed to be a Chacoan outlier. For additional information on tours/pricing, click HERE.
Many events and activities are open to the public, and general photography of public events and scenery is allowed with a valid photo permit. However, it is important to note that during religious dances and activities, photography of these religious events is strictly forbidden. Visitor Center staff can advise you accordingly.
Below is a partial listing of some of the public events and places that visitors to Zuni are welcome to visit. This page will be continually updated as changes occur. For more information about visiting Zuni Pueblo, please visit the Zuni Tourism website, or call (505) 782-7238.
- Valentine’s Art Market and dances (February)
- Zuni Pueblo MainStreet Festival (first Saturday in May)
- July 4th events (July 4th)
- Zuni Cultural Arts Expo (mid-August)
- Zuni Tribal Fair (Labor Day weekend)
- Ancient Way Fall Festival (October)
- Zuni Christmas Light Parade (late November)
- Holiday Arts Market (November/December)
Places to Visit:
- Zuni Visitor Center / Zuni Pueblo MainStreet
(1239 Highway 53; 505-782-7238/7239; www.zunitourism.com; www.zunipueblomainstreet.org)
- A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center – Tribal museum
(02E Ojo Caliente Road; 505-782-4403; www.ashiwi-museum.org)
- A:shiwi College and Career Readiness Center – Zuni campus
- Zuni Eagle Aviary / Natural Resources
- Zuni Public Library
- Zuni Wellness Center – gymnasium and workout rooms
- Zuni Senior Center
- Zuni Veterans Park – east Zuni, at the intersection of Highway 53 and Route 301 South
- Zuni Community Trails – walking/running trails. Map available; all trails located within 5 miles of Zuni Pueblo
- Nutria and Ojo Caliente Lakes – camping/picnic area/fishing; both located about 15-20 miles outside of the immediate Zuni Pueblo.
Places to eat
- Chu-chu’s Restaurant – full restaurant featuring American, Mexican and other items.
- Halona Plaza Deli – featuring the “world famous” Halona chicken, burgers and other items; limited seating.
- Zuni Express deli – varied menu items, including delicious green/red chili cheese fries; limited seating.
- Southwest Kitchen (deli located inside Giant Gas Station); limited seating
- Village Bistro (across from Turquoise Village) Menu information currently unavailable.
Businesses / Banks / ATMs
- A:shiwi Transit – FREE local transportation service to various locations within Zuni Pueblo, and paid transportation service to Gallup.
- Paywa Bakery – fresh-baked Zuni bread and pastries; intermittent schedule
- Zuni Express – convenience store, gas and deli
- First Financial Credit Union – banking services and ATM
- All Tribes – (big brown stucco building) offering a wide selection of Native jewelry, arts and crafts (two locations)
- Cellular One – cellphone services
- Pueblo Traders – offering a wide variety of Native jewelry, arts and crafts
- Zuni Post Office – basic mailing services, money orders
- Zuni Tribal Offices – Wells Fargo and US Bank ATMs
- All Tribes – (building with various flags) offering a wide selection of Native jewelry, arts and crafts (two locations)
- Giant – gas station, deli, convenience store, money orders and ATM
- Pueblo Trading Post – offering raw materials for jewelry making/fetish carving
- Turquoise Village – offering a selection of Zuni and Native arts and crafts and raw materials
- Zuni Craftsmen Cooperative – selling a selection of Native arts/crafts and raw materials.
- Halona Plaza – grocery store, deli, MoneyGram services
- A-X Propane – propane sales
- White’s Hardware/Auto – hardware store and auto repair/flat repair services.