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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Nice Park for a Picnic

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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Flower Mound, Texas
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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Much of what is here is only exposed after entering the museum. They are not permitted to promote or advertise the culturally sensitive murals. I returned the next day just to walk the beautiful nature trails which take you along the Rio Grande.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Coronado State Monument, West side of the Rio Grande River offers Pueblo ruins, and Pueblo rebuilt and preserved ruins. The park is open 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Wednesday through Monday and is closed Tuesdays. Admission is $3.00, and combo ticket $5.00 to both Jemez and Coronado Historic Sites. Sunday admission for residents in New Mexico is free. Wednesday is free... More 

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The ruins are close to Bernalillo Rio Rancho and of course Albuquerque small ruins of a pueblo. It is educational and a ok day trip

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Round Rock, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I attempted to visit in July, but it was closed on Tuesdays. I went back in January and am so glad that I did. It was a beautiful day and I chose to walk the trails. The trails are very well marked, the grounds have several benches and beautiful picnic spots so you can stop and enjoy the peace and... More 

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