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Mesa Verde National Park

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Ranked #12 of 1,609 Attractions in Colorado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Waco, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Mesa Verde National Park and found it to be National Public Lands Day so we entered the Park at no charge; even if we had to pay it was well worth the time and money. We hiked around and toured the Long House and Step House. Rangers were around to answer questions and give information about the... More

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were touring New Mexico by car, but made a special effort to visit Mesa Verde. We are very glad we did. We spent a full day in the park. You need to go to the visitor's center to make a timed reservation for the walking tours. That ensures that each tour contains no more than a maximum number of... More

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minnesota
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Far View Lodge while in the park. The parklands were simply amazing with dramatic views of the canyon. Petroglyph Point was a great hike. The returning portion is on top of the canyon walls offering breath taking views. The lower trail was a lot tougher and took much more agility to navigate. Hiking in on the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Mesa Verde was a highlight of an America By Rail South West tour. The great beauty of the yellow sandstone canyons and the unique and superbly preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff-dwellings and other artifacts, especially the Temple of the Sun, are stunning. As an introduction to an understanding of the ancient Puebloan cultures, our visit to Mesa Verde... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere near the southwest portion of Colorado you MUST see this national park. 40 minute drive west of Durango and then another 50 min drive from the Visitor's Center to the main Pueblo Dwelling attractions. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO WALK THROUGH THE DWELLINGS AT THE VISITOR CENTER. $10 to enter the national park and I think $4... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Got to walk through several sites where the Pueblo people who lived here many years ago lived. The architecture is quite impressive and imaginative. Spent several hours and saw lots, but you could spend a couple of days here. The vistas where desert meets mountains is great. Small National Park fees, worth every penny. Nice shops with quality merchandise from... More

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Plan your day, get there early so you can take two tours. Maybe do some reading up before you get there.One day is not enough to explore. Rangers are very helpful and answer lots of questions.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Give yourself lots of time here - it's a big place - an hour to drive from visitor centre to Cliff Palace. Excellent Ranger guides for cliff dwelling visits, worth the $4 fee! Fabulous museum at the trailhead to Spruce Tree House, with tons of artifacts. We went back next day to view the exhibits at the visitor centre. Loved... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We spent the morning at Vesa Verde National Park. Did the Spruce House and the Cliff Palace Tours. Both very good. Cliff Palace had some scary climbing, so if you are afraid of heights, maybe need to rethink this tour. There are other tours also that we did not do. Very glad that we did the tours, well worth it... More

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My family and I love the old historic buildings so this was a must. There is an entry fee to get into the park. I would highly recommend booking a tour in advance as some of the dwellings you can only go to by tour which we weren't told until we got there. It is a 45min drive from the... More

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