We are the process of a substantial remodeling of our Visitor Center.
The Visitor Center at Chaco Culture National Historical Park is open all year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is a staffed information desk where rangers can help you plan your visit. A video is shown throughout the day in the auditorium.
The museum in the Visitor Center features exhibits on the cultural history of Chaco Canyon.
Books, videos, postcards, posters, tee-shirts, etc. are available in the Western National Parks Association bookstore within the Visitor Center.
The Visitor Center is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.
Did You Know?
Many buildings got the names you see at the park today during an exploration under Lieutenant James Simpson in 1849. Simpson recorded the names given to him by one of his guides, Carravahal. They have linguistic origins in Spanish, Navajo, and Hopi.