And a hidden gem.
To my mind, Acoma is an exotic and a magical place.
I visited Acoma about fifteen years ago when I stayed for a while in Albuquerque. Acoma is 65 miles straight west of the city, about 100 km.
You arrive at a tourist center and a shuttle will take you up onto the flat top of the Mesa where Indians live and work. They are well-known for their fine pottery. You may follow a guided tour and learn about the Pueblo people´s culture. The place is still very authentic American Indian.
If you are interested in the history in the Native Americans there is much written on the Internet. There is quite a lot about Acoma and the Mesa in New Mexico.
A visit to Acoma is a very unusual experience and pleasant. And for most people anyway an unexpected meeting with a very different culture.
I have a small collection of Native American pottery, that I have bought in Arizona, New Mexico and at the Brass Amadillo Antique Mall (well worth a visit!) in Wheat Ridge by Denver,Colorado. Also at an auction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Have a great day