We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coronado Historic Site

485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
+1 505-867-5351
Review Highlights
Ancient Ruins Tell a Story

Came onto the site via a river float adventure. There are limited artifacts to view. Two vendors... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Denise S
Rio Grande, Ohio
Introduction to an Entrada

In the crowded field of ancestral Puebloan sites, the Coronado Historic Site offers little in terms... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Read all 194 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wall paintings” (15 reviews)
“guided tour” (21 reviews)
“small museum” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
Write a ReviewReviews (194)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Came onto the site via a river float adventure. There are limited artifacts to view. Two vendors were set up with wares. Some ancient ruins were located on site that portrayed a culture in the area.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

In the crowded field of ancestral Puebloan sites, the Coronado Historic Site offers little in terms of spectacular structures, but it is a hidden gem. This isn't Chaco, or Aztec, or even Salmon. The visible adobe-work is marginal and often reconstructed. What it--and no other...More

2  Thank C_L_C_100000
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Easy to accèss off us 550 in Bernalillo, but entrance a bit obscured and splits to dirt road. Look for small sign. Parking lot not big - issue for trailers, motor homes. Ruins very well preserved and good showcase for those to never see a...More

Thank Craig R C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a beautiful historic spot along the Rio Grande. The museum is well done and interesting. We visited with a very large group so we had three of our own members describing the the property to us. Guided tours are available. It was unusually...More

1  Thank Margot G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Last week, I was in Bernalillo to enjoy some hiking. Coronado Historic site was great - views were amazing - just something special about seeing the Sandia Mountains in the background. It was earlier in the day and was not crowded. Another guest - someone...More

1  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

When you are looking for a days outing in the Albuquerque area at the Coronado Historic Site to your list. New Mexico State Parks offer free Wednesdays for NM Seniors and we just happened to be there on a Wednesday. The museum display on the...More

1  Thank trophy_wife56
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This village bustled from 1300s through the 1500s, and then Coronado came visiting. The restored kiva gives you good perspective. Guided tours are helpful. The original kiva art is now in the visitor's center, easy to admire. The grounds help explain the culture.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky the day we came! There was an Indian storyteller, and live music! We toured a kiva and marveled at the 600 year old murals that had been lovingly restored. The guides were quite knowledgeable about the land and the lives of...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We packed a lot into our trip to Coronado Historic Site which is about 20 minutes from Albuquerque. The museum displayed artifacts from the Spanish conquistadores including armor my grandson could try on. We then toured the ruins of the pueblo including a restored kiva...More

Thank MaryandRon
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This historical site was a highlight of our NM trip. Staff were passionate and knowledgeable, gave a great overview of its significance. Absolutely go!

Thank deb20172017
Nearby Restaurants
Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar
164 reviews
.83 km away
Cantina Rio
8 reviews
.79 km away
Blake's Lotaburger
50 reviews
1.33 km away
Bad Ass Coffee Company
52 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Attractions
Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures
139 reviews
1.74 km away
The Stables at Tamaya
96 reviews
2.54 km away
J&R Vintage Auto Museum
31 reviews
1.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cathy O
21 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Le D | Reviewed this property |
To really see the site, allow a couple of hours at least. The guides are public employees and you need neither hire nor tip them. The guide we had was an archeology grad student who obviously loved what he was doing. The... More
Debra J
5 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mountains74 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are campgrounds 1 near the park don't know if it's open for the season and there is a KOA in Bernalillo not far away