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?
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.