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Aztec Ruins National Monument

P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
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Ranked #1 of 4 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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our afternoon here. We were fortunate to arrive in time for a talk by Ranger Danielle who was really engaging and informative and helped to link us all into the history of the place. You get to walk around the Puebloan ruins and go inside a reconstructed Keva - which was amazing. Would thoroughly recommend a trip... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Most of the ruins of the Southwest either have difficult access or are hanging off a cliff. This set of pueblo ruins are fairly well preserved for their age and there is a section of it that visitors can walk through the length of the Pueblo building. The restored Kiva is a must just to sit in and enjoy the... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This has been well preserved and is well presented. It was fascinating seeing how these people had built their homes back in 800AD. They had a fantastic grasp of designing building that last and are energy efficient. Well worth the visit.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited here after touring the smaller Salmon Ruins in Farmington, New Mexico. These are much larger and you are allowed to enter several areas. The reconstructed Kiva was interesting but I really liked the 900 year old roof that was still intact later on the trail. The craftsmanship of the construction is unbelievable. There is a $5 fee for... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a 1/2 mile walking tour through a village built between 900-1100 AD. The rangers were very helpful to get us started and gave us a guidebook to read along the way. The path was easy walking, though some doorways required a bit of bending to get through. An informative movie filled in the rest.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was very interesting to see the way people used to live back then and the way they built things. My daughter was amazed because this is something they had just learned about in school and couldn't believe that she was actually there to see it herself. I would recommend this place if you have children or just want to... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visit the Aztec Ruins for a walk through the past. Live, love and learn our precious ancestors lives. Understanding them helps us understand ourselves. The Ruins are so wonderfully preserved and provide a wonderful look back at life. Excellent example to see, touch and experience our past now. Know them, know you.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We decided to do this since it was not a far dive from Durango Mountain Resort and so glad we did we packed a picnic lunch, and they had several picnic tables that you can use before or after you're tour ! We did the self guided tour first since we missed the Video on the way in and when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A place not to be missed. I liked seeing Cliff Palace very much. Get there early to get tickets to the monuments.

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Denver, CO.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a fantastic site, the ruins are very well preserved and the walk is an easy one. You'll want to take plenty of pictures. The history is all laid out for you at each station and you can use a very well put together book from the visitors center which details stops along the way and give you the... More

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