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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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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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Visit the Kiva at Aztec Ruins

Awesome restored kiva. You can enter the kiva and spend time soaking up the ancients. Lesser restored ruins on site as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Mesa, CO
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Mesa, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome restored kiva. You can enter the kiva and spend time soaking up the ancients. Lesser restored ruins on site as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting ruins! Easy paths to the site and well marked. We were loaned a notebook on arrival proving historical details at each marked spot. Some of the ruins we walked into required low bending to access. Make sure you have a hat or sunscreen if visiting in the summer. Take in the 15 minute video before heading outside to the... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Go to see the restored kiva if nothing else. Well maintained historic site with well informed National Park rangers. Earth Day is an especially good time to visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a fabulous historical monument that is a must see if in the Four Corners area. It is well done and a World Heritage Site. Can explore all areas. Great place to educate adults and older children about our early history. Mesa Verde not far and they can be seen in couple of days

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Harleysville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We toured the Aztec Ruins National Monuments in Aztec, New Mexico and found it very interesting. We walked through the ruins,and listened to a guided talk and watched a movie and went through the museum.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the second time we have visited this park. Always enjoy the Park Rangers explaining the history of the ruins. They have a 15 minute movie also that explains the history and the theories of why it was abandoned. You are able to walk thru the rooms of the building and see how small the openings are from one... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Just off the highway, this is a large Ancestral Puebloan site with a reconstructed Great Kiva and a Great House with many rooms. The Great Kiva is interesting, although reconstructed you really get an idea when you go into it what it must have been like 900 years ago. There are also rooms in the Great House you can enter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very interesting ruins you can walk through and explore at tour leisure. Stop 7 and 11 can be challenging if you have movility issues. The doors are small and require stooping. Overall worth the time and travel.

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Cedar Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed seeing these ruins. Park ranger gave a very informative talk on the history of this well preserved site. Wheelchair was available for my husband who had difficulty walking.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

These ruins are near to the highway and thus easy to see. It's very cool how one of the roofs has been rebuilt so that you get a sense of just how large the structure was. It's a small site, but seems like it's in good condition.

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