• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

    There is no public access.

  • Reservations required to attend equinox sunrise program

    To attend the equinox sunrise program on Monday, September 22 call the visitor center at 505-786-7014. Program will be limited to 100 participants.

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 cylinder jars from Chaco

Archeologist Patricia Crown discovered evidence of cacao in a cylinder jar from Chaco! This may be the earliest importation and use of cocoa north of where it is grown. Cacao is now processed into chocolate, but the Mayans and (later) the Chacoans may have consumed a bitter beverage. More...