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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Address: 2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story...

This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.

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Few years ago, we visited Bandelier National Park in New Mexico. This place reminded me of Bandelier. It shows ruins of the homes of native americans (Hopi tribe). Impresive! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Few years ago, we visited Bandelier National Park in New Mexico. This place reminded me of Bandelier. It shows ruins of the homes of native americans (Hopi tribe). Impresive! The volunteers in that place are amazing. They motivated us to look for similar places in Arizona and to learn more about the Hopi tribe.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Easy walk around a path to see the cliff dwellings from a number of angles ,including a little time to climb safely to see more up close. NPS Rangers give talks as well.

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I have to agree with previous reviewers that the entry fee is a bit steep. However, it is still a good stop and very interesting. It seems well laid out, with placards and places where rangers conduct informative talks. I found it surprising that all the Rangers there the day we visited had actually been up in the ruin. This... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This stop was recommended to us by several people and we were not disappointed. You can see first-hand how the ancient cliff-dwellers lived before they mysteriously abandoned the site hundreds of years ago. It's difficult to imagine how they actually lived in that hillside. Be sure to check out the small museum near the entrance. Admission is $10 but is... More 

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Wauseon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This was really an enjoyable and worthwhile stop! Loved hearing about the construction of this village, and why they made it the way they did. It is $10 to get in but I feel that is a fair price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This was an awesome place to see how people lived years ago..I would recommend this for anyone interested in ancient history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We had been anticipating visiting this site for over a year. The fact that there is a paved path straight to the ruins was a bonus. What was a major let down was the amount of obstacles that had to be overcome to see the structure and the information in the building and along the path. This monument gets more... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The National Park Service does a good job with the history and culture behind this gem. Nice wide, level pathways, plenty of parking, good signage pertaining both to the cliff structures and other natural features of the site. The bathroom facilities could use an update, but the gift shop/indoor displays are informative and tasteful, and the rangers very friendly. Great... More 

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Benicia, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our quick visit. This cliff dwelling is amazing and according to the placards, mostly original. There are no climbs up to the dwelling, a path extends from the visitor's center to the base of the monument and then loops back. You can easily see/read everything in 30 minutes. At $10 a head, I thought this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

A blast from the past and well worth the price of admission. Guess you have to have a fairly vivid imagination to appreciate this place. Imagine living back in those times and in these cliffs. I enjoyed my visit and would really recommend it to families with children.

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