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Montezuma Castle National Monument

2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to pay to get inside. We had a park pass, but I'm torn on whether to recommend this site if this is the only park you will see or you are getting/already have a park pass. The structure is impressive, but it's the...More

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent just over an hour walking around. It is very interesting and also very peaceful. I really liked the Indian flute player - his music enhanced the atmosphere greatly. It is amazing what these people accomplished so long ago.

Thank Donna0614
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is a little over half an hour of a scenic drive South of Sedona AZ. You’ll park and then stop off at a National Park office (and souvenir shop) on the way in and the entry cost for the 4 of us was...More

Thank EBJ3855
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful history. Only down side, the young man who greeted us, was quite rude. Nice gift shop, not too expensive

Thank Gummie224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this stop at the castle. It is a quick visit that can be used to fill a few hours while in Sedona. We went here at the end of a day in Sedona, after a Jeep tour and shopping. Enjoyed reading about the...More

Thank W876AYmatthewl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A display at the visitor center says “Preserving the past for the future”, and they have done a wonderful job at it. It’s a short loop on a nicely paved road with ample shade, where we get to see the castle and some neighboring dwellings....More

Thank PrajJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montezuma Castle National Monument is one of the most impressive ancient Indian structures I have seen. The highlight is a 4 to 5 five story structure that is built into a cliff hundreds of feet up. Built between 1100 and 1400, it is amazing to...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've passed by MC many times, but this was the first time I stopped. I'm glad I did. It's a nice walk to look at some awesome ruins and to learn about cliff-dweller history. Very friendly NPS staff interpret the site for you.

Thank drbking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy stop between Phoenix and Sedona/Flagstaff. Great to take on some scenery, history, and a short walk. The Arizona Sycamore tree was something that the whole family noticed... The trees line the river beds and the yellow leaves this time of year make it stound...More

1  Thank Round Rock Foodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive 20 room “high rise” type of cliff dwelling that was abandoned by its inhabitants in the early 1400s. National Park Service fee charged. The Montezuma castle is viewed from the ground and is very impressive. Another building at the site, Castle A, is...More

Thank Chris H
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4Laura
7 October 2017|
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Response from cazzykel | Reviewed this property |
I spent between 1-2 hours there (I also like the indoor exhibits). We did not have chance to visit Tuzigoot.
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Julia P
23 September 2017|
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Response from SnapDragonfly | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a gently slipping walkway that would be appropriate for a walker though. The "ruins" are not extensive and the path is quite short.
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sabina h
3 June 2017|
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Response from pompy51 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled from Prescott and did not stop in Jerome, but we did the castle and the well in about 2-2.5 hours. And you cannot go up into the castle. Walking tours stopped when geologists deemed it unsafe.
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