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Coronado State Monument

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Address: 485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone Number: (505) 867-5351
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Coronado explorations/kiva tour

The area provided good history into the early explorations of Coronado in the New Mexico area. There are picnic sites under shade. The docent provided a tour into the kiva... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

THis overlooked place is a wonder. It is the only place I have ever seen with the original painted walls in the kiva. Nice little spot next to the Rio Grande. SOme of the preserved wall paintings are in a small museum

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The area provided good history into the early explorations of Coronado in the New Mexico area. There are picnic sites under shade. The docent provided a tour into the kiva which was interesting for the art work.It is very warm this time of year. Wear good walking shoes for using the kiva ladder. Price was minimal plus one can save... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Pueblo ruins are replicas but they are built directly over the adobe ruins from the 1400s-1600s. The park is laid out very well with paved paths that have excellent informative signs. Diane our docent was very passionate about the Pueblo's past and is full of knowledge. The best part was viewing the mural paintings. The campground is a delight... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We arrived after the park closed but we camped overnight. The fees were fair and included power. They have nice picnic table shelters and the park is far enough off the road to be quiet. We will visit again!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice location for a picnic with a good view of the river. Small but nice pueblo ruins and trail. Visitor center is currently under construction.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ironically, this state monument has nothing to do with Coronado, the famed Spanish explorer. Instead it occupies the site of a now-ruined Rio Grande pueblo that was occupied for a few hundred years. The pueblo is mostly gone or buried by sand. Adobe structures do not lost very long once exposed to the weather. The tour guides are great and... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Perfect for a quick overview of Pueblo history. Recommend a guide when visiting their unusual square kiva.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There are several worthwhile features to this historic monument. The historic kiva: The preserved kiva with reproductions of the original paintings provides the only opportunity non-native americans have to see a kiva interior in the United States. Entry to the kiva is the traditional way - via a ladder to the roof and another down into the kiva. The temperature... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The key attraction here is an ancient kiva with dozens of wall paintings. These paintings have been preserved and reproduced so one can get an excellent idea of what it was like to participate in ceremonies in that kiva. Our docent was quite knowledgeable (a PhD in chemistry who works on preservation.) The village played an important role in preserving... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The museum is small, but very interesting. The outdoor exhibits are very interesting too! The location along the Rio Grande is a special treat. I recommend bringing a snack and enjoying the views of the river and mountain from one of the many picnic tables. The artifacts in the museum are displayed very well. The combination of the Spanish and... More 

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Additional Information about Coronado State Monument

Address: Address: 485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone Number: (505) 867-5351
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Bernalillo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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