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Pecos National Historic Park

Address: P. O. Box 418, Las Vegas, NM 87552
Phone Number: 505-757-7200
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important archaelogical site.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important archaelogical site.
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Irving, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stopped here mainly interested in the Glorieta civil war battle. It was interesting touring the pueblo, but we were especially grateful when the people working the front desk gave us tips on getting to the battle site at a separate location, including details on getting through the gate and finding the trails. It was a nice added bonus and so... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We saw the signs to the Park as we headed south to Albuquerque from Colorado. It looked interesting but we were in a rush. On the way back we decided to stop and we were glad we did. I wish we would have had more time to take in the museum. We were only able to do a quick visit... More 

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Dallas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This park gave a great view into past of what the incoming civilization did to the existing one in the area. Landscape around the park is beautiful, filled with rolling hills. The ruin is a great monument of the occurrence and the shape is . This is a good facility to take the young ones to so that they can... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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162 reviews 162 reviews
30 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A very haunting place. It always makes me think of all that has gone on in this country when I visit this park. It is quite beautiful, the park rangers are very well informed and it is never crowded. Well worth a visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My family and I visited Pecos National Historic Park in early October 2014. The park is off the highway but well marked. The main portion of the park features a visitor's center which contained an informative video, and a very neat timeline. Once done here, the trail to see the ruins begins just out the back door. The trail is... More 

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Okeechobee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to the park in the afternoon figuring we would start that afternoon and finish the next day. It had some really cool ruins, but not a lot else. It was peaceful and quiet but they advertise for a civil war trail. When I asked, even the park ranger didn't sound enthused.

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los angeles
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Off the beaten track but well worth it. Gorgeous area and ruins and history of pueblo are quite astonishing. Very well informed, friendly and helpful rangers.

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Princeton Jct., NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful visit to the Forked Lightning Ranch - an Open House in celebration of the 110th Birthday of Greer Garson Fogelson. It was a special day - with mariachi musicians playing and many of the rooms open to visitors. The park Rangers were there to talk about the Fogelsons - who donated thousands of acres of their property which became... More 

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Southeast of Santa Fe and a few miles off I-25. At the Visitor Center, I got my National Park passport stamps and the official map and guide brochure. The fee also covers Fort Union! Then out the back door on the paved one-mile trail that leads around the area by pueblo building and kiva ruins, finally ending up at the... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A treasure in this area, great visitor center, informative staff, amazing history and a beautiful hike around the ruins with information to truly enjoy and appreciate the significance of this area. Views for miles. A gem of New Mexico and the US.

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