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Mesa Verde National Park

Address: CO
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Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Colorado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

In order to fully appreciate the history and the development of the Colorado Plateau, it is necessary to learn about the Anasazi people and the puebloan culture. The cliff dwellings are accessible and have been surprisingly well preserved for almost 800 years. The visitor and research centers offer a lot of information and insight. You will not regret a visit... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful. Be sure to take a tour so you can get the history and walk among the cliff dwellings. The pit houses can be seen on your own, but the guides give you a lot of history that you may not get on your own. Cliff Palace is amazing. They have some concerns regarding its stability and say that it... More 

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calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The guided tours of the various houses were fantastic! Do them all if you can as each one is different! we loved climbing the ladders, scooting through the tunnel and squeezing through the narrow gaps. It's amazing what the ancient civilization did with a rock and a little elbow grease!

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st. louis, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

we went off season. We were able to see some of the stuff, but we are planning on visiting during the regular season so all of the roads will be open

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Lithgow, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had never heard of Mesa Verde until the guy in Cortex Pizza Hut told us about it and said "you have to go see it" And we did completely gobsmacked absolutely amazing. Ancient history before your very eyes unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore besides it was snowing but what we saw was amazing, if you have... More 

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Plano, Texas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I could write a book about this attraction!! We left Durango and noticed a road sign that said, "About 3:00 PM it will rain.". We all felt like someone was yanking our chain and just blew it off. I mean, who would buy that someone could forecast the weather like that? Needless to say, it rained on and off on... More 

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Meeker, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was so interesting to learn how these tribes evolved into an agricultural society and built the first residences in the US. TO live in such close quarters with so many others just demonstrates their commitment to family and community. We could all learn a lot from their society.

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Oslo, Norway
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Fantastic national park with cliff dwellings that are amazing. Guided tours are available, stop by the visitor centre for information on you're way in. To see all the cliff dwellings and the rest of the area you need at least a full day. A must do if you're in the area!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This visit was my personal highlight out the whole trip. you can see one ruin by a self walking guide, other ruin require an additional fee - and you go as a group. These appeared to fill up very fast - so plan in advance (we didn't, but was lucky to sneak in). Bring plenty of water, it was hot,... More 

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Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You have to visit this park and camp if possible. The facilities are excellent with hot showers and even a grocery store. There are many tours to be purchased or you can just visit on your own. Children will love this place. Don't miss the visitor center. They have tour books and maps available.

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