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Pecos National Historic Park

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Address: P. O. Box 418, Las Vegas, NM 87552
Phone Number: 505-757-7200
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Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important...

Pueblo ruins dating back to 1200 have been found at this important archaelogical site.

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Excellent History Lesson

Although we went to the park just to add another site to our New Mexico road trip vacation, it became one of my favorite parks. Follow the self guided tour to learn about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SierraHope904
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we went to the park just to add another site to our New Mexico road trip vacation, it became one of my favorite parks. Follow the self guided tour to learn about the Pueblo and the effect Spanish missionaries had on the native people. The story unfolds as you walk and it is one of the best journeys to... More 

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Westminster, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walk through the ruins, but would have done more hiking had it not been winter. Make sure to see the museum and movie about the park while at the Visitor's Center.

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Thank Mary O
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19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after leaving Santa Fe and it was very easy to get too just off i25. Price is reasonable (free if you have a parks pass). The museum was good and the self guided walking tour was great. It gave a very good history of the pueblo and mission that were here.

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Naperville, Il
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this mission ruin in the off-season: mid-May. Excellent time to visit because of the absence of crowds and the mild weather. Easy to access because of its proximity to I-25, but for the most part all you can see are the mountains, forests, and the Great Plains in the distance. It's also remarkably quiet. May not be the best... More 

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Cave Creek, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Museum is awesome, thorough in its coverage of the local history. National parks personnel were so helpful. We didn't hike the trail, but those who did said it was a great experience. We might hike it in the summer.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The walk to the ruins is short but strenuous for me but well worth it. Being able to climb down the ladders into the kivas was a special experience. The map and the trail guide was helpful. The pictures along the way and how the "original" buildings is interposed on the ruins helps visualize what could have been here eons... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I needn't go on about how disappointing it is to travel for over an hour AFTER checking with park on their hours, only to find the gate closed. NM Parks need to have their staff update the telephone messages. We paid for and booked a tour for 2 p.m. A bit of snow was falling, the roads were clear, we... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Terrific Ruins dominated by a gorgeous Mission. These ruins look best in early or late light. Treat them gently!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Love the way the US national park service present these places from the past.Also the knowledgeable staff.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos, NM celebrates the 1200 year history of Pecos Indians inhabiting this enormous and strategically situated Pueblo. The strategic location below the Glorieta Pass and, on a height of land providing views to warn of approaching attack was ideal for habitation. Park staff were friendly, helpful and approachable. Lengthy trail through this large well-preserved site.

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