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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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Another Home Run for the NPS

As we have explored the National Parks and Monuments of the American southwest, we cannot say enough about the National Parks Service the that oversees these national treasure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

As we have explored the National Parks and Monuments of the American southwest, we cannot say enough about the National Parks Service the that oversees these national treasure. In every park we have visited we have found wonderful facilities, helpful, polite and courteous employees and sights that have inspired and reminded us to appreciate the federal agency that makes this... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

It was absolutely amazing to see such well preserved ruins, it was a very educational and interesting visit, it takes as little as an hour and very worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

While I am somewhat of a history buff even I was surprised how educational and interesting this site was. We could really get hands on at the site and the reconstructed Great Kiva was very impressive. The video and displays I'm the ranger station were very informative. When you tour the ruins you are given a booklet that corresponds to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

These Aztec Ruins are a testament to the brilliance, strength and fortitude of the Natives that built them. This World Heritage Site is a must see.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We had not originally planned to visit here during our travels, but we are so glad we did! A little off the beaten path but well worth the extra miles. There is a very informative visitor center and you can choose between a self-guided tour or a ranger tour. We opted for the self-guided tour and they give you a... More 

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Humboldt, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was an unexpected but educational stop. We really enjoyed going through the ruins. The video was helpful to see as well.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect with this place, very glad I stopped on my way through the area! The self-guided tour is great, letting you go your own pace, and a close up look at some cool artifacts. Much closer than most similar exhibits let you get

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Ranger, TX, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I really could not believe all the exhibits this site had. Exhibits in the visitor check in area were awesome! Loved the pottery and hand made items such as a child's woven sandal. Very nice gift shop and the 15 minute video explained the building of the ruins. We were then given large easy to read booklets and shown the... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Hands on with a self guided tour after an informative video. We only had a few hours in the area so picked these ruins. So glad we did. We were able to experience everything and soak in the feeling of the site. I loved going in the rooms and picturing what it was like in the great KIva in 1100.... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

A recent road trip took us to several archeological sites in the 4 Corners area. By far the most rewarding stop was at Aztec Ruins. Just northeast of Farmington NM, access is easy from Durango CO or points south. The ruins are right in the town of Aztec NM with plenty of options for a quick stopover or an overnight... More 

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