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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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A well preserved and easy to navigate National Monument

I take many out of town visitors to this location. The visitor center is very informational, and the walk around the ruins is easy to do, and doesn't wear you out. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I take many out of town visitors to this location. The visitor center is very informational, and the walk around the ruins is easy to do, and doesn't wear you out. You can actually walk through some of the ruins and see how the people lived 900 years ago! Bring a bottle of water, as places to eat are a... More 

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socaltwo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Easy to get to, off 550 south of Durango. Right off the highway and very easy walking path to the Kiva and Great House. If you are going to/from Mesa Verde this is another "must see"

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108 reviews 108 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Immediately upon entering the visitor's center we were welcomed and informed. As always watch the film to give history and understanding of what you are to see! And then you walk through the ruins realizing that people lived here over 900 years ago and the ceiling in part of ruins is still in tact! The alignment of buildings in line... More 

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Graham, Washington
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76 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Starting with the excellent reception we received from the park rangers, to the films offered, this was a great stop. First time I ever had a guide book with reference numbers provided to visit anything. The ruins were great by themselves but the narrative in the guide just made it great. Very small gift shop on site. I agree with... More 

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Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What a great surprise. After visiting Chaco canyon we stopped here. It is a well preserved site of ancient Indian ruins. Speak with the attendants, very informed and friendly. It is a good idea to read up on these sights before visiting although the visit gives a very comprehensive overview of the site. Power chairs will work but manual chairs... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

A definite stop if you like ruins....museum staff was very friendly and informative. They have just opened a new section with a very good film on the ruins. Touring the ruins is an easy walk.....takes about an hour. They give you an excellent guide book, which corresponds to numbered stops, pointing out features and explaining the ruins in 2 ways.....modern... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Aztec ruins are located about 10 miles east of Farmington, New Mexico. The ruins are not "Aztec" but ancient Anasazi. The early Spaniards called them Aztec because they resembled the true Aztec colonies in Mexico. This is a relatively new park as it has only been open for less than a decade as a National Park. It is a... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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