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Coronado Historic Site

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Address: 485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone Number: (505) 867-5351
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent Attraction!

Highly recommend this hidden treasure of an attraction. Very good tour and explanation of the history of the Kuaua Pueblo ruins. Excellent guide knows much about the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dyanne K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this hidden treasure of an attraction. Very good tour and explanation of the history of the Kuaua Pueblo ruins. Excellent guide knows much about the history. Great artifacts that can't be seen anywhere else in the world. Very interesting. Great piece of history. Don't miss it. A must see!

Thank Dyanne K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site of an ancient pueblo that was excavated in the 1930s. The highlight is a restored underground kiva that contains wall paintings reproduced by a native artist from originals found on site. You can tour the kiva with a guide who explains the history and the meaning of the kiva paintings. This is an opportunity to really... More 

Thank SadieMae65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to just one pueblo site in New Mexico, go see this one. This place is called the Coronado site because it was excavated to see if Coronado had stayed there and in the process they found this wonderful pueblo site. The most amazing part about it is the painted kiva, which is probably the only one in... More 

Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this site. There is a restored kiva with a kiva ladder to climb down into. This kiva had original paintings, and the paintings have been moved to an adjacent museum. The site is very picturesque and is right on the Rio Grande river.

Thank Diana C
Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This site has a wealth of information about the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico from before the arrival of the Spanish on to the middle of the 17th century. At its height it was the site of a substantial village on the banks of the Rio Grande, although it was later abandoned under European pressure. The site includes an unusual... More 

Thank Le D
Arroyo Grande, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This NM State Monument is just outside of Bernalillo off I-25 only 10 miles north of Aluquerque. It is an active archaeological site of a previously occupied pueblo that was abandoned shortly after the first Spanish expeditions. The most unusual feature is the colorful mural in the partially underground kiva. Admission to the kiva is with a park ranger who... More 

Thank Zorro805
Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very interesting facts about archeology find especially the way the images where transformed and persevered.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you are interested in history, this is a wonderful place! There is a great little museum, covering not only Coronado's history in the area, but also that of local Native Americans. Staff & volunteer guides are knowledgeable & helpful. Amazing display of original murals from kiva walls. Definitely worth the $3 admission.

Thank Keekay54
Guthrie, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We spent the night in Bernalillo, NM and found time in our schedule to tour this monument before we headed to the Four Corners area. It was certainly worth what little effort it took to get here. I especially enjoyed viewing the reproductions of the murals found buried on site. I could see a direct link from 500 years ago... More 

Thank Larry M
Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was not our destination, but happened upon Coronado State Park by chance when traveling from Albuquerque to Santa Fe . What a wonderful treasure we found! An amazing site and the guided tour was extremely informative and educational yet very sensitive to the Pueblo culture. We highly recommend this park! Entry fee was nominal ($3.00/person).

Thank mjw50

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