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Aztec Ruins National Monument

P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
505-334-6174
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Aztec
Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Hiking
Description: Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was nice place with interesting history. 15-minutes video and self-guided tour. Staff was very pleasant. Admission is $5.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

These are the ruins of a native american community. Nice walking trail you follow with a book of information given to you by the rangers. Just the right amount of info to interpret what you are seeing. The 20 minute movie in the visitors center was pretty interesting,and plays on the hour and half hour. Cost is $5 per adult,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

While not as popular as other ruins, this one is just as amazing. And, it has been carefully restored and maintained. We really appreciated the time the park staff gave us when answering our questions.

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San Francisco, California
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29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

An amazing Ancestral Pueblon ruin on the outskirts of town, very easy to reach. Up to a three-story-high complex of rooms arranged in a square around a central courtyard that contains 2 kivas. The entire area is surprisingly well preserved. The park has a self-guided walking tour that was just right for the 'casual tourist.' I highly recommend this site.

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Denver, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Located a short distance off the main highway between Farmington, NM & Durango, CO, he Aztec Ruins are well worth the trip. Compact and easy to see in an hour or two, there are 22 stops along well-marked walking trail that winds you through the compact ruins. A favorite stop is the reconstructed kiva that gives visitors an idea of... More

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Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

...on the way to Farmington, NM, we had time to spare, so we thought we would stop here. I have been past this place numerous times, but never stopped. On the weekend of the 14th of February, all the National Parks and Monuments were frees, so that was GREAT!!!! It is rather small, but the ruins are great! There is... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It is $5 per adult for the entrance fee. They give you a leaflet that you can read that explains what you are seeing. This place is 900 years old and built by the Anasazi Puebloans in the 11th to 13th century before they moved on to Mesa Verde. There were burial rooms and one room led to the next.... More

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SLC
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stopped by Aztec Ruins during a 12day 3300 mile 5 national park trip. I was amazed at the quality of the ruins here in the US. This is a great stop if you are in the area. I was impressed with the self guided tour, my daughter enjoyed reading to us as we walked thru the ruins.

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Oakwood, Illinois
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a nice place to get out and stretch your legs after a car ride. There is a nice visitor center with friendly staff. The park is relatively small but has nice paved paths and the Great Kiva has been restored. I would highly reccomend this park to people with small children or older people who want to see... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you are in the area you HAVE to go and see these. The Native Americans still class these ruins as alive and they regularly use them for their meetings. Just a little imagination and you can still see them as they were built, but don't worry too much if you find that sort of thing difficult as there is... More

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