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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.
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  • Poor1%
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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When traveling north from Phoenix, AZ, don't forget to turn off I 17 to visit this National Monument. Nothing big, you know, but interesting. You see cliff dwellings of the Sinagua culture, and a small explanatory exhibition in the visitor center. The hike with more...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great little attraction to stretch your legs and learn the history of how this castle was built into the side of a mountain and how the acres of land around it were farmed by families who lived there hundreds of years ago. There is...More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ruins take you back to a place in time where people lived in the rock walls and farmed and hunted in the valley below. Wonderfully maintained and documented.

Thank trave1930
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great history for the whole family. Short walk with good information stations. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Been there twice and will return there next time I'm in the area.

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming to Arizona for 9 years now, and always blasted past the signs on the I-17. Today, we finally visited and it was well worth it. Great history, and even shocked to learn that it was looted out pre-1900 ! Would love...More

Thank Uxbridge
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting spot with 700 years of history. A definite must see and will only take an hour or so. Rangers very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cliff dwelling built 600 years ago was once open to the public but had to be closed due to looting. Now you can view it from a 1/3 mile walking trail. There are little plaques which tell the story of this dwelling. About 25...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 6 days ago

Montezuma Castle National Monument provides a nice place to stop on your way to and from Phoenix. The cliff dwellings are easily visible from the well paved sidewalk and there are plenty of information panels along the walkway. I especially liked the explanation of the...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting "castle" - which is actually a home built by the Native Americans - in a hill. Excellent architecture and is good for a quick visit en-route to the other connecting parks - e,g. Tuzigoot, and Montezuma's Well.

Thank Ming Hsiang L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this while we were staying in Sedona, that it would be on our way to Phoenix, and that we should stop and visit. This was good advice. The site is very well set up and informative. The guides are excellent and...More

Thank 2Fiver
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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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