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Antelope House Ruin

Chinle, AZ
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Chinle
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: Anastazi ruins located in Canyon de Chelly.
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Antelope House Ruins overlook is one of the first stops along the North Rim drive. To get to the overlook, walk to the far end of the parking lot and follow the rock lined trail to the lookout point. The vantage point from the top of the cliff is a awesome as the full canyon is layed out below you.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Puebloan ruins are a good stop on a Canyon del Muerto tour. You should be aware that the paintings of antelopes and other faux pictographs are not ancient and were done by moderns. Some refreshments are available at this location.

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very close to the road, easy to walk to lookout. Bring binoculars or telescope to see the formations and ruins up close. Beautiful scenery.

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Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Coming this far west we had to take the tour definitely glad we did it. Once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's amazing how people lived back then and still do today.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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375 attraction reviews
503 helpful votes 503 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Take a Jeep tour here so you can really appreciate the site and enjoy the canyon at its base, too. The tours require a Navajo guide and are about 3 hours long.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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137 reviews 137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Don't skimp on this overlook. Walk the entire pathway and you will get an awesome view of the paintings and the ruins. There are usually quite a few sellers here with very high quality merchandise.

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Monument, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Most folks are familiar with the ruins of Mesa Verde but have never heard of Canyon de Chelly much less understand the beauty of the ruins on view in this magnificent National Monument. Antelope House Ruin may be my favorite of all the vistas in this area, not only for the ruins but the beautiful geography of the surrounding canyon.

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Ridgecrest, California
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60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Again, the ruins are fenced off, but they are fairly extensive and you can walk along the fence to get good photos. Be sure to note the paintings above the ruins on the cliff...both old stuff, Anazasi, and fairly new Navajo painted Antelope running along the cliff. 2 government toilets here, and Navajo jewelry sellers. Normal turn-around point for half... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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192 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Antelope House can be viewed from an overlook on the North Rim but get a guide (Leander Staley is your man!) and visit it up close and personal, What a treasure!

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Brenda, AZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

When we see the ancient drawings in the beautiful Canyon DeChelly it made me feel at awe with nature and historoy. Thunderbird Tours is a fantastic guided tour group. Thank you

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