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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Hiking
Description: Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My kids were able to get a ranger badge for answering questions about the ruins after we went through they were very proud to earn the badge and learned a lot

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very helpful rangers, They answered questions gave us a self tour book to see as much or as little of the monument as you have time.

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Mora, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped at this National Monument during the 4th of July weekend. We had visited Chaco Canyon the day before and decided to stop here on our way to Mesa Verde. It was definitely well worth the time. The visitor center is very nice. It has a gift shop area and a museum. There is also a short film that... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Smaller than Mesa Verde and others in the area, but just as amazing. Beautiful ruins, and a pretty well done little exhibit area in the visitor's center. I'd like to spend more time in the Kiva recreation. It looks like it's been really well done. I think the amazing thing about "Anasaziland" is seeing all the different places and the... More

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Arizona, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I only had a short time to visit so I didn't want to go to Mesa Verde or Chaco Canyon...This was great. Some amazing ruins which you can visit in under an hour. A great refurbished Kiva is a key item which really gives the feel of how it must have been when ceremonies were held. And the original pueblos... More

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Layton, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We recently traveled through Arizona,N.M. Colorado & Utah & were told, prior to our trip, about the amazing Chaco Ruins. We enjoyed the best part of one day there. We spent the night in Bloomfield and were told about the, much smaller Aztec ruins and that we might want to visit these as well. What a pleasant surprise !! In... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you love looking at Anasazi culture and ruins, you will love this stop. Less than five minutes off the main road out of the town of Aztec, and only 20 minutes or so out of Farmington, it is well worth seeing. Surrounded by large cottonwood trees, they have put in picnic tables, so have a picnic lunch there too!... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The order has been reversed on the tour this time, and it actually works better than the original. The reconstructed Great Kiva is a mandatory visit for anyone interested in southwest Anasazi culture. I can see why the people moved there because the Animas River is nearby. There are cottonwood trees shading the area near the river, so it is... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Amazing trip back in time. I had no idea this area was so rich with artifacts. If you are in the area it is well worth the side trip to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a US Park Service and National Historic Site. It is a very educational experience to learn about the early native cultures, with plenty of ruins to explore and a restored Kiva to enter and experience just as the former residents did in 1000 - 1200 ad.

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