Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village allows visitors to experience pioneer life in the American West. Aztec’s history goes back a thousand years when Native Americans settled along the Animas River, building a community now called Aztec Ruins National Monument. The Aztec Museum was founded in 1974 and is located in the historic Aztec City Hall and Fire Station buildings. Pioneer Village gives visitors the opportunity to revisit an early western American community. Children will enjoy climbing aboard the caboose or visiting a one-room schoolhouse, only two of many pioneer buildings located at the museum. Hours: April - September, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.