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Pecos National Historic Park

P. O. Box 418, Las Vegas, NM 87552
505-757-7200
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, National Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
Description: Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important archaelogical site.
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Cizur Menor, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We'd been to the park 30+ years ago. We were so taken with the new visitors' center and the helpfulness of the park rangers. The center has so many historical and area books, we wanted one of each. The trail around the park, old church and convento were something to see, as was with the kiva you could climb down... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

When is the last time you had an entire national park to yourself (and in July)? We had a beautiful trip here on a sunny morning with the cactus in bloom. The trail takes about an hour to complete and is not strenuous. Following our visit to the park, had a bite of lunch in Pecos at historic stop on... More

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Hawkins, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

when we were there, you could visit INSIDE the kiva. it was a mystical feeling for my family. we are strange like that. we enjoyed the movie they provided before we took the self walking tour.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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147 reviews 147 reviews
3 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Usually visit once a year or so and am absolutely fascinated by the rich history of this place and the role in played in the Southwest. Always find something new to discover.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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303 reviews 303 reviews
33 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

About a half hour drive from Santa Fe on 25. The Visitors Center is a must first stop. Very helpful Ranger. Spend the 10 minutes to see the film, then another short visit to the museum. It gives you the whole historical context of what you are about to see. They give you a nice plasticized four page trail map... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an excellent park. The mile+ walk gives good insight into the natives and the Spanish of the 1600's. There is a very good relic of the mission church

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

To get away from the touristed parts of Santa Fe and get another view of the Santa Fe Trail, drive north sbout 8 miles on Rt 25 to Pecos National Park. It has the best visitor's center of any national park, in my opinion. It was donated by the great actress Greer Garson, who also donated 17,000 acres to create... More

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Lewisville, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were on our way to Las Vegas, NM and stopped by for a few minutes. The park rangers were super friendly and helpful. The park is located with a beautiful view of New Mexico. The park is well maintained. The kids enjoyed it immensely.

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Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We decided to visit the park, we were staying nearby. The visitors center is very nice. The walk way is concrete and you are asked to stay on it. The ruins are really interesting, It is easy to image the place when the buildings were whole. Going down into a Kiva was very cool, both temp wise and interest wise.... More

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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This park is wonderful. We visit here every 2 yrs when we visit from Michigan and learn something new each time. A lovely location offering beautiful views. The Visitors Center is staffed with friendly, helpful staff and the history museum portion is well organized and extremely informative. The walking trail is easily navigated and the brochure is descriptive and interesting.... More

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