Here you can explore four world-class museums: The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The International Folk Art Museum, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. You’ll need a day to partake of the art, history and culture of the Native American Southwest, the Spanish colonial past, and folk traditions from around the world that Museum Hill offers.
For a unique shopping experience, The Case Trading Post at the Wheelwright Museum, built to resemble a turn-of-the-century Navajo Reservation trading post, is more than a gift shop - it’s a must-see. Another recent addition to the Wheelwright Museum is the Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry. It houses a historical to contemporary collection focused on Navajo and Pueblo jewelry and related traditions. The Center spans two exhibit galleries and covers 2,000 square feet.
While you’re on Museum Hill, you’ll be enticed by the cuisine and ambiance of the Museum Hill Cafe, which often follows the themes of the museums exhibits. It’s open 9am - 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The views are from the patio are outstanding and there are outdoor events throughout the year to sit and watch while dining or take part in.
Before you say goodbye, save time to stroll through the nearby Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.