Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Built on the top of a hill, these are the ruins of a village from 1100 A.D. that once consisted of approximately 110 rooms.
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  • Nicco L
    St. George, Utah89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome ancient ruins
    I love that were were able to walk right up to the ruins and go inside of them. They have really kept this exhibit up nicely. The view of the Valley Verde river is also nice to see from the ruins. There are nice benches to sit and rest and reflect. The museum and gift shop was very nice also. It was busy but not overcrowded.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Richard H
    Fort Worth, Texas198 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great piece of history to explore
    Uniquely perched on top of a mountain (hilltop) that allows you to feel like you’re there in the day, and able to use the fields below to hunt or plant, and yet be able to see any dangers coming. The rangers were very friendly and informative. I would recommend you purchase the National Parks pass, as this place, like many National Monuments, isn’t someplace that you will spend a lot of time. That said, if is definitely worth the trip if you’re staying in the area, such as Sedona.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Jptravelswithfreedom
    2,164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    Nice visit. I like the interesting artifacts in the museum. The displays are full of information. This is my second visit in 11 years. If you are visiting, try to get early and don't forget a good hat to protect yourself from the sun it takes a few minutes to do the walking in the ruins. I bought chocolate, prickly pear gummies, and a book. Even though if you don't want to go out and explore the ruins, you can stop on this place to use the restrooms and get water for your refillable bottles. The entrance fee is $10 dollars, and you get access to Montezuma castle with your receipt.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • RV Manifest Destiny
    72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    National historical park
    Great visit! This national park is full of history and is done nicely. It is dog friendly . Do not bring your RV in here there is no parking to support it. The trail through the upper ruins is done very nicely and you have great views. The marsh trail was closed when we visited. Your national park pass works here as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Brenda D
    Monroe, Wisconsin12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Ruins with beautiful views.
    Tuzigoot is a small park packed with a lot of history and amazing ruins. It's just a few minutes outside of Cottonwood, AZ, and about a half hour from Sedona. It was definitely worth the stop to learn about the Native people who had lived in the area for a millennium before white people settled there. We spent about an hour exploring the ruins which are on a hill with views in all directions.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 April 2024
  • Louis V
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You are allowed to enter the dwelling
    This is one of the rare parks where you are allowed to enter a traditional dwelling. You can feel how their wall material keeps the interior naturally cool and how the dwelling was designed to maximize airflow. From the top of the mound you can see how the village was carefully laid out to maximize resources. In the station, you can see a very early example of pueblo mosaic jewelry.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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Louis V
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is one of the rare parks where you are allowed to enter a traditional dwelling. You can feel how their wall material keeps the interior naturally cool and how the dwelling was designed to maximize airflow. From the top of the mound you can see how the village was carefully laid out to maximize resources. In the station, you can see a very early example of pueblo mosaic jewelry.
Written 13 April 2024
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jv66210
Oklahoma City, OK98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It is a small ruin with a small museum. I wasn't super impressed with it, but I don't regret going. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Our dog had fun walking through the site. The paths are very steep and may not be good for people with mobility issues. It would make a nice time-filler if you're in the Sedona area and at loose ends.
Written 8 April 2024
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Brenda D
Monroe, WI12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Tuzigoot is a small park packed with a lot of history and amazing ruins. It's just a few minutes outside of Cottonwood, AZ, and about a half hour from Sedona. It was definitely worth the stop to learn about the Native people who had lived in the area for a millennium before white people settled there. We spent about an hour exploring the ruins which are on a hill with views in all directions.
Written 1 April 2024
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Wyogunrunner
Pinedale, WY117 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Not a terrible site. Much better than Montezuma but that doesn’t take much. I’d not pay the $10pp if I hadn’t already but it’s a neat place. Great view of the area and verde river.
Written 25 March 2024
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robinn508
Cedar Rapids, IA124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We love to learn about areas we visit and this was a national treasure. The work to maintain and preserve this historical site is appreciated. Slow and steady, with railings and benches along the way, this somewhat handicapped (knee replacement 3 months ago) person felt elated when I reached the top! There are guides if you want to learn even more! The climb was worth it!
Written 12 March 2024
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Jim W.
Atlanta, GA1,165 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Tuzigoot is somewhat isolated, but if you are in the vicinity, it is worth a stop. If you are heading to Sedona and depending on your route, it might not be too much of a side trip.

The location is just a mile or so off the main highway. There is a small parking lot and a visitors' center (where you pay the $10 per person fee). Note that the fee also gives you same day access to Montezuma Castle, which is another national monument only about 30 minutes away.

From the VC, you ascend a paved trail up onto a hill, which is topped by the ruins. The topmost structure has been restored so that you can climb some stairs and stand on its roof to survey the surrounding valley. They have good signs posted along the loop trail around the hilltop explaining what the village was like, phases of construction, timeline, etc.

The VC also has some displays where were worth checking out.

The scenery is nice and it is worth a short stop to explore, but I wouldn't say it was a must-see destination in AZ. There are at least 4 national monuments between here and north & east of Flagstaff. Of those, I think Tuzigoot is the least interesting / unique. That is not intended as a slam against Tuzigoot, rather just that the other 3 (Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon, and Montezuma Castle) are either larger or more unique or more scenic.

One other motivator for our visit here was an old family photo from the early 70s. We were able to locate the exact spot where it was taken (which I guess isn't surprising since the reconstructed ruins aren't likely to change much).
Written 2 March 2024
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mickey448
Prince George, Canada196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
Interesting stop and the small museum is good. It can be very hot so be prepared. Some stairs to climb but the views and information are good.
Written 23 February 2024
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Martin M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a really cool place to visit. The ranger gave us fascinating information about the site and the people who lived here. The views are great too.
Written 3 February 2024
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RV Manifest Destiny
Plum, Pennsylvania72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great visit! This national park is full of history and is done nicely. It is dog friendly . Do not bring your RV in here there is no parking to support it. The trail through the upper ruins is done very nicely and you have great views. The marsh trail was closed when we visited. Your national park pass works here as well.
Written 3 October 2023
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Jptravelswithfreedom
2,164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Nice visit. I like the interesting artifacts in the museum. The displays are full of information. This is my second visit in 11 years. If you are visiting, try to get early and don't forget a good hat to protect yourself from the sun it takes a few minutes to do the walking in the ruins.
I bought chocolate, prickly pear gummies, and a book. Even though if you don't want to go out and explore the ruins, you can stop on this place to use the restrooms and get water for your refillable bottles. The entrance fee is $10 dollars, and you get access to Montezuma castle with your receipt.
Written 28 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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