September 29, 2017
For our honeymoon, Jeremiah and I opted for a road trip honeymoon. While researching activities for Santa Fe, one of the stops on our way home, I came across an immersive art installation called Meow Wolf. Meow Wolf is located in an abandoned bowling alley that has been renovated into one of the coolest art exhibits I have ever seen. The different exhibits within the installation can be seen, heard, and felt.
As soon as you arrive in the parking lot of the art exhibit, you will know you are in the right place. The ginormous structures out front will make you stop, stare, and wonder what you are in for.
Immersive art installations are constantly changing. Meow Wolf’s current installation is the House of Eternal Return. The name didn’t really make sense to me before entering, but after walking through a few rooms, I had a better understanding of the name. The House of Eternal Return is self-guided, interactive, and full of secret passageways, loud music, and neon colors.
I don’t want to give too much away, but most of the exhibits are “rooms” in the house. You will walk through the kitchen, living room, bedroom; some are connected, some aren’t, but you just keep walking and exploring… you never know where you are going to end up.
My favorite room was by far the laundry room! Jeremiah and I almost missed it, but decided to do one last run through in case we missed something. As we were walking through, we noticed a glowing blue light coming from a typical looking washing machine. We decided to take a look and sure enough it was a passageway!
Meow Wolf was our last stop before heading home. We were exhausted the previous night when we intended to visit, so we stopped by on our way out of town leaving us only an hour and a half to go through it. We definitely regretted that and would recommend setting aside at least three or so hours. The House of Eternal Return has a storyline and there are clues hidden throughout.
1352 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Sun/Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sat Closed
Meow Wolf is described as “part fun house, part haunted house, part acid trip.” I thought it was like stepping foot into a Tim Burton movie. Are you up for the experience?
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