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Mesa Verde National Park

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What an awesome experience. Seeing the Cliff Dwellings of the ancient pueblo's was quite an experience. The Cliff Palace was not open mid-April when we were there, but there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What an awesome experience. Seeing the Cliff Dwellings of the ancient pueblo's was quite an experience. The Cliff Palace was not open mid-April when we were there, but there were plenty of other locations that you can experience or view from a look-out point which is a short walk from the road. The walk down to "The Spruce House" was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I had not visited Mesa Verde in a few years. My family decided to take three of my grandchildren there for an educational visit. We took a tour of one of the sites that had us climbing down and up ladders, crawling through a tunnel and experiencing what life was like for the pueblo nation in 1000- 1300 our tour... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to see this park for years. Glad to have made the trip. Unfortunately the word 'verde', which means 'green' in Spanish, wasn't applicable here at the time. Too many dead trees from fires - which is part of the great circle of life and I do appreciate the benefits of forest fires - left a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We highly recommend a visit to Mesa Verde, even in the winter. During the winter season, some of the key park attractions, like the Cliff Palace, are closed to visitors. Regardless, there are ranger-led tours of Spruce Tree House three times a day. The ranger provided us with tons of information about the ancient Pueblo people and their construction of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I cannot help but be amazed when faced with evidence of the life of people from hundreds or thousands of years ago. Mesa Verde offers a glimpse into life before life as we know it. If you have the chance to come here and actually touch the stones and walk the ground where ancient peoples lived their lives, you have... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a great visit. The only dwelling that could actually be toured was Spruce Tree House. We also took the Petroglyph trail hike. The trail out to the panel was a little rougher than I expected but stopping at each of the sites and reading broke the hike up nicely. The panel itself was neat but I have seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were amazed with the amount of villages and dwellings all in one locacation. If you happen to be in the area, this is a must see place. As the other reviewer stated, there were some closures, but there was still so much more to see. Be careful, there is a speed limit in the park, and they will ticket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

wonderful place to visit, to see, and to learn of the early Pueblo people. It is a winding road to the top of the mesa with the museum on top. Easy walks to most of the cliff abodes. Be on the lookout for wild horses roaming on top, including a black stallion and his rather old mate.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Due to seasonal closures of some cliff dwellings, we only got to see the Spruce Tree House, but that was good enough. Kids loved it. Be prepared for a 40 minute drive from the front gate to the Spruce Tree House. Great rangers, patient with my kids!

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went here as a kid over 40 years ago and it seems like I just stepped back into the past. Nothing has changed. Well better parking and facilities, but the ruins look exactly the same. These ruins simply amaze me how the people were able to build in this remote place and that the edifices still stand today. The... More 

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