Abiquiu Tourist Attractions
Abiquiu is located in Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico, surrounded by national forest. In the mid-18th century it was one of the settlements that the Spanish government provided for people of mixed blood. These people were either prisoners of the Spaniards or ransomed captives of the Comanches or Apaches.
Ghost Ranch Conference Center
Ghost Ranch is home to the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology and the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology.Ghost Ranch is home of the dinosaur, Coelophysis, the New Mexico State Fossil as well as home to Tawa hallae, the oldest complete North American dinosaur. In 1985, an 8-ton block of plaster encased matrix containing dinosaur bones was removed from the Coelophysis quarry and the paleontology museum was constructed around it.
Address: US Highway 84, HCR 77, Box 15, Abiquiu, NM 87510-0015, United States
Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology
The Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology at the Ghost Ranch Conference Center has fossil samples collected in northern New Mexico. It is the site of one of the richest quarries of the Triassic era, which began 220 million years ago and home of the dinosaur Coelophysis, which is the oldest North American dinosaur found in complete form and the New Mexico State Fossil.
Florence Hawley Ellis Museum
The Florence Hawley Ellis Museum in the Ghost Ranch Conference Center near Abiquiu displays ancient artifacts from Paleo Indian times 10,000 years ago to Ancestral Puebloan times to modern Tewa Pueblos. Exhibits of local artists are also featured throughout the year.
Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
The Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiu is still in its original condition. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was an American painter inspired by the landscape of northern New Mexico. Her 5000-square-foot home dates from the Spanish Colonial era and is hidden behind an adobe wall.
Address: Box 120, Abiquiu, NM 87510-0120, United States
Opening hours: Apr 1 to Nov 30: Closed: Sun, Mon, Wed, Sat
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: No photographs or tape recorders. Open by reservation only.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Facilities: Gift shop