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Coronado State Monument

485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 867-5351
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Bernalillo
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Ancient Ruins
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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We just dumb-lucked upon this place on our way from Santa Fe to the Four Corners. It is a historical site of ancestral pueblo people...The docent took us on a guided tour of the kiva, and the museum of ancient wall paintings. There is a nominal charge for the site, and it is right off the main drag, so no... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visiting here takes you back in time and enables you to imagine the area as it used to be..well worth the visit. Very knowledgable and friendly docents.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The site includes a trail to the Rio Grande River, a museum with exhibits of the Native people and Spanish invasion. The outdoor exhibit includes a path around the central plaza and a few stops along the way. With a docent you may enter two exhibits. The path is easily accessible but the sacred area involves climbing ladders. The museum... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my second trip to this little known, not appreciated enough spot. I was impressed the first time with the quality of the staff, the enthusiasm and the knowledge. This time was even better. Ask for Ethan ... he knows so much. One of our group is an accomplished Mayan scholar, and she thought Ethan was terrific. The tour... More

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Albuquerque NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Complements the historical exhibit at the Albuquerque museum, in a very different setting. The small indoor museum presents artifacts that put Spanish and Pueblo history into perspective. Knowledgable staff provide more info. The outdoor site gives a chance to walk and stretch outside. Quite accessible.

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Albany, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were just lounging at Hyatt Tamaya and this was the only trip outside the hotel. It was convenient, three bucks per person and very interesting. The rebuild kiva was fun enter. The indoor museum with the murals was well done and there are short hikes along the Rio Grand. The photos on how the ruins have changed from the... More

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Warrensburg MO
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132 reviews 132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The tour will greatly enhance understanding of the site. We arrived just as the docent was starting a tour of the original murals, and stayed with it thru the kiva tour of restored/reconstructed murals. Very informative, especially with the small museum with artifacts & info on both the pueblo and Spanish. The ruins have been reconstructed, since the original was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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171 reviews 171 reviews
64 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a reconstructed Pueblo and for the most part kind of hokey. Nonetheless, there is a reconstructed kiva on the tour that is worth visiting. In it, the murals have been reconstructed and are fascinating images. The originals are also on display at the Park Headquarters and are less discernible but worth seeing anyway.

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Palatine, Illinois
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161 reviews 161 reviews
50 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I took the tour with Glen. I didn't know what to expect - I was just passing by - but it seemed like an opportunity, so I stopped. Glen had a lot of information to share about the site, and the grant used to build it, but it wasn't well organized. There was a lot of history behind what he... More

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This historical site has been preserved and partially re-constructed to show how New Mexico's agricultural pueblos were laid out in the 16th century. Located just over a mile from where Coronado's Spanish exploration party camped in 1540, the Kuaua Pueblo site also host a small museum detailing daily life in the pueblo. One of the pueblo's ceremonial kivas has been... More

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