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Coronado State Monument

Address: 485 Kuana Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone Number: (505) 867-5351
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Bernalillo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our family (2 adults, 13 yo, and an 11 yo) had a great experience! The museum is very hands on - our kids enjoyed trying on the armor, grinding corn, picking up the animal pelts, and (most of all) playing with the musket, sword and crossbow. The two rangers on staff were extremely helpful and informative (especially Ethan). The setting... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Loved the Web Site Information the gives great information on the site with pictures and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Very knowledgeable and interested in sharing information. Our 8-year-old daughter thought it was very cool.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wonderful recreation of parts of this seminal Puebloan settlement. The kiva is fascinating. Guides are informative and well versed. Gift shop is great too. Come early in the evening before sunset close to Christmas for dancing and luminarias.

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Palm Desert
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Arrive in time for a guided tour of restored Kiva. Actually attend the annual cultural days event which was Saturday, October l8, 2014. They had booths set up. A pit was uncovered where pottery had been fired in the traditional way. On Friday we saw the pit under construction, then the pottery added and preparations for firing it. Finally, pit... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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305 reviews 305 reviews
75 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This site records the first contact between Spanish explorer Coronado and native people who still used kivas in their village. Wall art from a kiva has been conserved and some of is on display in the visitor center. We were struck by the stylized figures and the beautiful symbolism in the art. It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see evidence of... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Small site in the Bernallilo/Albuquerque area that can be toured in an hour or so. Small museum and some nice reconstruction work on the property.

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This archeological site has a restored kiva you can climb down into, and the small museum has some of the authentic wall paintings from the kiva.

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