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Pecos National Historic Park

P. O. Box 418, Las Vegas, NM 87552
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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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Lakeland, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Ruins, especially the Church were amazing, and really enjoyed the tour of the Glorieta Pass Civil War Battle, and understanding an aspect of history we knew nothing about. Guide was great.

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Mukilteo, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Park has a great mix of history and scenery, and is easy to do in a short amount of time. The Vistors' Center explains the history of the Native Americans and Spanish settlers in the region, and there is a short (1+) mile hike that takes you to see where the pueblos were and has the ruins of a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you get the opportunity, take the Glorietta Pass tour with Roger Clark. He was so informative regarding this Civil War battle that took place in New Mexico. I am somewhat familiar with the details of this battle and Roger brought it to life for me. His detail regarding the personalities was phenomenal, including the ultimate demise of one of... More

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Cizur Menor, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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
224 helpful votes 224 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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318 reviews 318 reviews
35 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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
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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