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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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Largest Kiva

This has a large number of excavated ruins, many of which as accessible to explore and to feel the spirit of the land and people who came before. Local tribes still used the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This has a large number of excavated ruins, many of which as accessible to explore and to feel the spirit of the land and people who came before. Local tribes still used the kiva and grounds for ceremonies. Truly amazing.

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Camp Connell, CA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful window into the past of the Southwest, when thousands of pre-pueblan people lived in a series of towns scattered across what we now call the Four Corners area. Aztec Ruins National Monument is run with the usual skill of national parks, with well trained people available to answer questions, and an historic site that has been... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went by on a cross country trip. Easy to find off the main road. Helpful rangers who greet you and give a book to borrow with all the things to see at the location. The trail around the ruins take a half hour be is neat to see. My wife and I have been going to numerous national parks to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The history of the Aztec Ruins is most interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The Great Kiva is larger than we thought it would be. We so enjoyed the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is an under-advertised National Monument that is family friendly. The tour of the Indian Pueblo is very interesting, fun and educational. There is a picnic area and free parking. Also a trail has been installed leading to pedestrian bridge that links the Aztec Ruins over the Animas river and to downtown Aztec, NM were there are several good restaurants... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This National Monument is very nice - easy to get to and no walking (for those who don't like to hike that much). Short video prior to exploring is recommended. You can enter parts of the monument. Awe-inspiring to think that some of the structure (ceilings) are original. They have done a great job maintaining this place. One of our... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is such a great place to take friends and family. It is right in the middle of the town of Aztec and can be visited in a short time or a long visit. We went with our kids, grandkids, a neighbor and her kids. Before we went in, a volunteer guide gave us a preview that the youngsters could... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Aztecs never made it here, contrary to what the Spanish explorers thought. This is an interesting place and a good place to get a sense of the Anasazi migrations between Colorado and New Mexico. This is a designated World Heritage Site run by the Park Service. The trail is easy to walk and very well done, allowing passage within the... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT CROSSROADS OF OLD WAYS AND TRADITIONS (NEW MEXICO’S HIDDEN BYWAYS II) In the vastness of the New Mexico desert, there is a place that was lost, and now rediscovered. This is a place where the land is old, a place where the colors of ancient ruins meets the eye in every direction. A place where the... More 

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Aztec, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great Indian ruin. very interesting. If your in Aztec go see this. It has a very informative visitor center and the excavation is second to none.

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