Santa Fe Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Santa Fe; our list of the best things to see, including Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Blue Rain Gallery.
  • The best place in Santa Fe: Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

    Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

    710 Camino Lejo
    $9 adults, youth 16 and under free. A large museum with American Indian artworks and exhibits on their culture and history, including a rather superb collection of pottery and displays of both historic and contemporary Indian life.
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  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

    217 Johnson St
    Sa-Th 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-8PM. $8. Devoted to the 20th-century artist who settled near Abiquiu, a small town north of Santa Fe. Only free after 5pm on the first Friday of every month, and only applies to New Mexico residents.
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  • Blue Rain Gallery

    Blue Rain Gallery

    130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D
    M-Sa 10AM-6PM, closed Sun. Specializing in contemporary Native American art, including pottery, paintings, glass sculpture, jewelry and mixed media.
  • Santa Fe Indian Market

    Santa Fe Indian Market

    This annual mid-August event is the most significant Santa Fe festival for tourists and collectors. The entire downtown area is filled with vendors of American Indian arts and crafts, ranging from $10 tourist trinkets on up to breathtaking works of the highest quality. It advertises itself as the world's largest show for Native American artisans, and the description is probably accurate; an artisan who wins one of the top prizes in the juried competitions here is "made" as a significant folk art figure. Lodging is tight in town on Indian Market weekend, so if you're attending, make plans early—Indian Market weekend in 2008 is August 23–24.
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  • Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum

    Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum

    105 E Palace Ave
    Tu-Th, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-8PM. $9 adults, youth 16 and under free. The oldest public building in the United States, the Palace of the Governors is a 17th-century building that once served as the main capitol building and now houses an excellent historical museum and shop, with exhibits on the history of the building and a functioning antique print press. Behind the Palace is the New Mexico History Museum, with three floors of exhibits on the history of New Mexico, including numerous artifacts from the prehistory to the present. Local Native American artists sell their work beneath the portal facing the Plaza [1].
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  • SITE Santa Fe

    SITE Santa Fe

    1606 Paseo De Peralta
    Th,Sa 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-7PM, Su noon-5PM. $10 adults, $5 students/seniors, free on Fridays and Saturday mornings. A private contemporary arts venue with an ongoing schedule of exhibitions of artists who merit international recognition - this is really cutting edge stuff.
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  • Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

    Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

    early July
    July 12-13-14, 2013 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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  • Museum of International Folk Art

    Museum of International Folk Art

    706 Camino Lejo
    $9 adults, youth 16 and under free. Of particular delight in this museum is its massive Girard exhibition, which contains many large, colorful displays of toys, nativity scenes, textiles, model villages, and traditional arts from around the world. The museum also features a superb collection of local Hispanic art as well as a good roster of changing exhibits. Home of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market [2] held in July (see under "Do"/"Festivals").
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  • Santa Fe Wine Festival

    Santa Fe Wine Festival

    usually first weekend in July
    El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a 205-acre living history museum, representing various time periods in New Mexico history with a focus on the Spanish Colonial era.
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  • Loretto Chapel

    Loretto Chapel

    211 Old Santa Fe Trail
    Su 10:30AM-5PM, M-Sa 9AM-5PM. $3. Built in 1878 and modeled after the Gothic Sainte Chapelle in Paris. An intriguing legend - The Miraculous Staircase - is attached below and serves as the highlight on the church. The Loretto is also a popular romantic wedding venue.
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  • Santa Fe Film Festival

    Santa Fe Film Festival

    Join us for our 13th annual festival of extraordinary films! December 6 - 9, 2012 @santafefilmfest
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  • Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

    Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

    704 Camino Lejo
    M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Free. Excellent Native American art collection, with a quaint little gift shop, the Case Trading Post, that sells superb examples of Native arts that reflect the quality of the collection. Frequent special events.
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  • Genoveva Chavez Community Center

    Genoveva Chavez Community Center

    3221 Rodeo Road
    Contains three swimming pools, an ice rink, a gymnasium, and a fitness center.
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  • Santa Fe Children's Museum

    Santa Fe Children's Museum

    1050 Old Pecos Trail
    W-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. $8. Many participatory exhibits and various accessible critters both inside and out; the indoor area holds several construction toy areas and a bubble-making area, while the outdoor area features a garden and greenhouse with plenty of kid's activities available.
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  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

    Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
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  • Santa Fe Pro Musica

    Santa Fe Pro Musica

    Chamber orchestra, multiple performances from September through April.
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  • The Pantry Restaurant

    The Pantry Restaurant

    1820 Cerrillos Rd
    M-Sa 6:30AM-9PM, Su 7AM-9PM. $5-$10. Delicious food served in a diner-type setting. The waitstaff are super friendly, and the portions are humongous. The customers fill the small front quickly in the mornings, but seats are often available at the bar (which serves delicious milkshakes, even before noon).
  • Mill Fine Art

    Mill Fine Art

    530 Canyon Road
    One of the best art galleries in Santa Fe, Mill Fine Art is located on historic Canyon Road. Exhibiting primarily contemporary and minimalist artwork.
  • Luminaria


    211 Old Santa Fe Trail
    7AM-2PM and 5PM-10PM daily. In the Inn at Loretto. Enjoy views of the Loretto Chapel and Old Santa Fe trail while dining.
  • Lyn A Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery at Traders Collection

    Lyn A Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery at Traders Collection

    219 Galisteo St
    Specializing in fine historic Pueblo pottery from the eight northern pueblos, including Native American clay pots, dough bowls, vases, olla pots, and storyteller pottery.
  • Second Street Brewery

    Second Street Brewery

    1814 2nd St
    Su noon-10PM, M-Sa 11AM-11PM for food, later (closing time unspecified) for the bar. Brewpub, with live music most evenings Thursday-Sunday and art exhibits (this is Santa Fe, after all) at other times. Note that they've been fined in the past by the state of New Mexico for permitting consumption of alcohol off grounds, so they may be sticklers for keeping your drink on-site. Second location: Second Street Brewpub at the Railyard. 1607 Paseo de Peralta #10.
  • La Casa Sena

    La Casa Sena

    125 E Palace Ave
    M-Sa 11:30AM-3PM and 5:30PM-10PM, Su 11AM-3PM and 5:30PM-10PM. An example of "Southwestern" cuisine—the merging of traditional New Mexican preparation and presentation with more modern, creative ingredients (sometimes a little too creative). Reservations recommended.
  • Plaza Cafe

    Plaza Cafe

    54 Lincoln Ave
    An old standby a stone's throw from the vendors on the Portal. Open for all meals, but particularly recommended for lunch, although it's crowded.
  • Thirsty Ear Music Festival

  • Chuck Jones Gallery

    135 W
    Amid the galleries featuring the scenic and cultural beauty of the Southwest and Native Americana, you can find this one featuring the "beauty" of ... Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner!? This gallery memorializes the great cartoon artist and his successors in animation art, with many originals. Not what you might think of as typical of the Santa Fe art scene, but highly entertaining. Hours apparently "flexible."
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

    750 Camino Lejo
    A small but splendid museum which showcases many Hispano artworks and artifacts from the original Spanish settlers of the area. The museum also sponsors the annual Spanish Market [3] (see under "Do"/"Festivals").
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