• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Visitor Center

Photo of Visitor Center at Chaco Culture NHP.

Visitor Center

Russ Bodnar

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.

Visitor Center museum
Visitor Center museum entrance
Russ Bodnar
Visitor in museum
Visitor in museum
Tracy Bodnar

Did You Know?

Photo of Chaco Wash

The climate of Chaco Canyon 1,000 years ago was very similar to the climate in the park today, with annual precipitation of only eight to nine inches. The Puebloans constructed water control features like dams, canals, and headgates for farming in such a dry environment.