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Mesa Verde National Park

Address: CO
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Ranked #12 of 1,357 Attractions in Colorado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Lithgow, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Silverdale, Washington
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The anasazi ruins are remarkable. Just the fact that you are able to see a civilization that existed 1400 years ago in north america is remarkable enough but the preservation efforts are superb

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Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo), New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Loved the awesome visitors center, helpful rangers, beautifully preserved sites...even though it was winter, the views were fantastic and we got some great pictures

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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