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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410-0640
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Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in...

Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.

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Intriguing Anasazi ruin, partly rebuilt

The Aztec National Monument helps visitors to get some understanding of the life and living conditions of the ancient Anasazi people. The site's staff were very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Aztec National Monument helps visitors to get some understanding of the life and living conditions of the ancient Anasazi people. The site's staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. One can descend into the partially underground rooms and walk through the above ground buildings, which is not always possible at other comparable sites. Recommended.

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Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem in Aztec, New Mexico. The ruins are beautifully preserved, with walking paths right near each house. You can walk into some of the ruins, and it is amazing to see so close!!

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Thank monighan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Aztec Ruins with my daughter. Named for it's location in Aztec, NM, not the tribe, it was a very educational afternoon. Built by the Ancient Puebloens, these ruins are three stories high. T-shaped doorways and outer walls that perfectly line up with the sunrise are only a few of the sights offered here.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins consolidated everything we had learned from books and a visit to Chaco Canyon. The exhibits were very comprehensive.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this monument may not be as well-known as nearby Canyon de Chelly or Mesa Verde, it is well worth the visit. In early May, my tour group pretty much had the place to ourselves, and it's possible to walk through as well as around the ruins and the reconstructed Kiva, getting a better sense of the lifestyle and building... More 

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Colonial Heights, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful facility. The visitor center had a decent exhibit and small gift shop. The loop trail through the facility was great, ducking through doorways and going room to room was a great experience. There were several school groups during our visit that interfered with our peace and quiet, but I hope they learned something.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aztec Ruins National Monument is a well cared for facility that adds to the mystique of the Chacoan Indians around the AD 900-1200 period. It seems that they built the pueblos here before moving on to Colorado. Building codes here are different than those at Chaco Canyon and the Pueblo villages in southern Colorado. Yes - definite bucket list... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the largest and most complete ruins I have seen so far. A world heritage site worth visiting. The self guided tour comes complete with a plastic coated map, supplied by the park after paying for admission, full of descriptions and points of interest about the ruins. A similar paper copy can be purchased for $2.00. We were... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is adjacent to the quaint and friendly town of Aztec, NM. Plenty of free parking. The exhibit hall is modern and well done. There is a souvenir shop. The ruins are larger than I expected, but it is an easy walk for just about anyone. I went back a second day and just relaxed to get the spirit... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Aztec Ruins after spending much of the day at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Although we thoroughly enjoyed Chaco, we felt a more intimate relationship with Aztec. It's a lovely, peaceful location on the north edge of Aztec, New Mexico. When we were there, the site was "busy" with only 3-4 others, giving us ample time and solitude... More 

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