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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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English first
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had wanted to visit this site last year but the rain kept us away but were delighted that we returned to do so this year. It is fascinating and shows that the US did have a people and culture long before those from Europe arrived. Do though pay your $6 and take the tour which allows you to go... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Got to go down into an ancient pueblo kiva and saw reproduced drawings on the walls. The on location museum had some original drawings and a docent gave us the story behind each. Fascinating! Photos were not allowed of the reproductions or the original drawings. The place also had a small gift shop. The monument is very easy to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were able to see original drawings from an ancestral puebloan kiva. We like to stop and really spend time looking. We were not allowed to be alone with the pictures and I found the docent kind of intrusive. We were then able to go to a reproduction of the original kiva. It was fascinating and not to be missed... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Auburn, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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