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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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AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT (NEW MEXICO'S HIDDEN BYWAYS II)

AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT CROSSROADS OF OLD WAYS AND TRADITIONS (NEW MEXICO’S HIDDEN BYWAYS II) In the vastness of the New Mexico... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Aztec, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Aztec Ruins is a hidden gem where the Old Spanish Trail crosses the Animas River. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the monument is an easy stop for families with kids or the amateur historian who wants to learn more about the Chacoan Culture of the Ancestral Pueblo people, and the cities they built 1,000 years ago. Even better, by the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stopped at Aztec while on the way to Mesa Verde. It was small, but amazing. There are neat spots to explore throughout the ruins and there was plenty to learn when stopping to read the displays. This is not something I would consider a destination, but was definitely a good travel stop.

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

An excellent stop. We saw ruins in great shape and the employee there Mac Montgomery was very helpful.Great video and we found that the ruins weren't built by the Aztecs at all but the Pueblo people.Walking paths would be fairly accessible for the handicapped to get a good idea of what the place is about.

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On a 2 week girl's trip we stopped at the Aztec Ruins on our way home. Very interesting place. There were locals selling some of their jewelry out front. I suggest you get the booklet to follow along on your tour. It's a very easy walk; however, there are a few places where you have to stoop pretty low to... More 

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place should be seen along with Chaco Culture. This monument is an easy walk and ties in with the migration from Chaco. Great kiva and other structures. Lots of good info.

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

From the moment we sat down to watch the informative video through the end of our trek through the ruins, we were truly amazed. It is so hard to fathom how these were built 900 years ago. One thing we especially noted was the quiet. It was wonderful. This staff was great, one of the ladies in the gift shop... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My wife and I visited here Sept 17th 2014 and was surprised how nice it was here.Be sure to see the video before heading out and get the booklet that explaines what your seeing.There's one exibit where you can go deep inside one of the structures and be sure to see the mat of willows sewn with yucca cord still... More 

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Aztec, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When I look around at the Kivas and how the meeting places and rooms are situated, makes me think they must have been a very interconnected group.Aztec Ruins was giving its name by the Spaniards. The Native Americans were here from the year of 900 - 1200 they were forced to migrate South due to the changes in the growing... More 

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