Pojoaque was almost destroyed by war and disease, but in the 1930s, survivors returned and fenced off their lands, evicting squatters. Today, about 2,712 people live on pueblo lands. Tribal enterprises include the Cities of Gold Casino, (505) 455-3313, www.citiesofgold.com which features restaurants, shopping, a sports bar and a hotel; for reservations, call (505) 455-0515 or (877) 455-0515.
The Poeh Cultural Center features Pueblo art and exhibits, hosts traditional Indian dances on weekends and preserves the traditional arts of the Tewa-speaking pueblos. It also houses an information center and the largest Indian arts and crafts shop in northern New Mexico. (505) 455-5044. www.poehcenter.com
The pueblo just opened the new Towa Golf Resort for visitors and locals alike. (505) 455-3466, www.towagolf.com
In 2008 the Buffalo Thunder Resort became the largest and mot extravagent resort in New Mexico
In addition to its numerous tribal enterprises, the pueblo has a Wellness Center that houses a gym, library, CHR Program and senior citizens center. The pueblo also opened a boys and girls club for its younger tribal and nontribal members. The Pojoaque Pueblo Tourist Center, (505) 455-3460, displays and sells locally made pottery, rugs, sculpture, kachinas, sand paintings and other souvenirs. The pueblo's revived feast day is December 12, in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There also are dances on January 6.
Location: North Central
Unique Attractions: Kings Day, Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day, Towa Golf Course
Nearby Locations: Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, Nambé Pueblo, Tesuque Pueblo and Village, Santa Fe Opera
The pueblo is located 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of Santa Fe on US 84/285.