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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone Number: 505-334-6174
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in...
Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
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While driving through Farmington, NM on our way from a day at Mesa Verde and a stop at 4 Corners Monument to straddle the four states for a photo op, we just happened to see a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Trinidad, Colorado
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Trinidad, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

While driving through Farmington, NM on our way from a day at Mesa Verde and a stop at 4 Corners Monument to straddle the four states for a photo op, we just happened to see a sign for Aztec Ruins National Park. Hmmm, we hadn't heard of it and decided to turn around and stop to see if there were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love this place. WHat a great way to envision the past and the magnificence of the culture. Perfect for AMerican history buffs

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A worthy place to stop by if passing through which will only take half an hour of your time. While the place is a misnomer (the ruins are not actually Aztec), it's still interesting to see and learn about the Pueblo settlement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After spending a couple days out at Chaco, this site is such a refreshing park to visit. You will see here what you won't see at Chaco, which is a fully restored Kiva. This site is more compact and professionally maintained and cared for. You can tell that the guides here really love this place and the little museum and... More 

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SW Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was my second visit in 20 years. They have done an excellent job preserving the ruins. This is probably one of the best native American ruins

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The restaured big Kiva is great to experience. This is to way it looked like centuries ago. Also the room you can walk through are great. The museum with displayed items and a short film complete it all.

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Having grown up in Aztec I have visited the Ruins many times. Mistaken for Aztec Indian ruins it gave the town and the the ruins their names. First excavated by Earl Morris in 1916, In 1934 the PWA (Public Works Administation) funded the restoration of the Great Kiva under Morris' guidance. Lying between the Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde Parks,... More 

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Malad City, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stopped here on trip across the southwest. Many interesting things to see here. This is a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House of over 400 masonry rooms. Al so see the reconstructed Great Kiva.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I take many out of town visitors to this location. The visitor center is very informational, and the walk around the ruins is easy to do, and doesn't wear you out. You can actually walk through some of the ruins and see how the people lived 900 years ago! Bring a bottle of water, as places to eat are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Easy to get to, off 550 south of Durango. Right off the highway and very easy walking path to the Kiva and Great House. If you are going to/from Mesa Verde this is another "must see"

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Address: Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone Number: 505-334-6174
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Aztec

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