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Mesa Verde National Park

Address: CO
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Ranked #13 of 1,153 Attractions in Colorado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Being inside the dwelling place of people long ago is mystical. This was the best in my experience so far. Our ranger was an adult adopted daughter of the Navajo Nation. She was very knowledgeable about the structure and its residences. There were a few rules for proper conduct, one of which was no sitting on the structures. One of... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Love Mesa Verde. First time I visited was on my honeymoon. My wife had never been west of the Mississippi so we flew into Denver and made a big loop through Colorado and Utah. We stayed on property in the Inn (can't remember the name) and it was really nice. Nothing fancy but the views from the deck were spectacular... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This one-night-a-year event is so beautiful. I've experienced Mesa Verde National Park several times in the daylight. At night it's very mystical and special - not to be missed!

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Just got back from visiting in December. I was worried about visiting because only the Spruce Tree House would have a tour. However it turned out to be a great time to be in the park. The ranger guided tour was very informative and helpful. You can still see the Cliff Palace from a great vantage point. This is a... More 

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Marion, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We had the best time at Mesa Verde. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.The dwellings are really something to see ! awesome ! The history and beauty of this place are beyond words.. hope I get a chance to return again and see more

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Having first visited Mesa Verde in 1990 and several times inbetween, I thought I'd be disappointed in not having as much access to excavation sites and areas as in the past. Well, not true. There is so much to do and see in the park. Well worth the effort to all sections of the park as each area has something... More 

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Incline Village, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We loved visiting Mesa Verde! The ruins are magnificent and loved getting up close. We also hiked the petroglyph trail and I highly recommend it for good hikers. Not too hard, but challenging enough to be fun. Sad to see all the burned trees from last year's fires, but it doesn't really detract from the unaffected areas where the ruins... More 

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Stettler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

So worth the drive (from staircase escalante,) what an amazing feat, the pueblo people built this all over the region. Take your time to see all of it, one day for sure!

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Owatonna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is history at its best. The guide was very informative. It is amazing how long ago these were built and they are still standing strong. The history of the people that lived in them is very interesting. Getting down to the ruins and back up is half of the fun. You climb down rocks, through tight areas and then... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have wanted to visit Mesa Verde for many years & was not disappointed once I got here. The scenery is awesome & not to be missed. It is amazing to see the ruins & imagine people living here centuries ago. Be sure to take tours with park rangers. They are so knowledgeable & you will leave full of all... More 

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