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Pueblo Bonito

Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Nageezi
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It has awesome energy and the construction is amazing to admire. Take the guided tour to really learn about the location.

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Munich, Germany
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Pueblo bonito was for me the most impressive of all precolumbian settlements in Chaco Canyon metropolis. Although little is known about culture and daily living of its inhabitants, it is a wonderful place for imagination. Do not miss one of the free guided tours done by enthusiastic rangers with profund knowledge about actual research status. For the trip to Chaco... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I wish that I could have stayed the night in a room there. The place is so vast and special. I love it there, it is just kind of hard to get there, it is a true American adventure.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The site was originally inhabited around 828 AD. Those ancestral pueblo people abandoned this site in 1126 AD. There are some 800 rooms here. The inhabitants apparently traded with natives in Mexico. My wife and I spent over an hour walking around and through these ruins. We wore hiking shoes and hats with a wide brim.

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Want to get a feel for what it was like living in these magnificint buildings? Be sure to attend a Ranger-led tour through this ruin.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This pueblo has the best explanations and is an easy walk from the parking lot. Stop at the visitor's center and see the video before you visit the ruins.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Washboard road in and out was difficult in a rental car. History and architecture rolled into one adventure. This whole area is magnificent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The craftsmanship and beauty of this buildings is incredible. Because of the size and the many structures of Chaco Canyon you can get a real glimpse of what life could have been like. I was blown away by the beauty and stillness of this place. You can get inside and see just how many rooms go off each other and... More 

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Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This site is a must see when visiting Chaco Canyon. Best times to visit are in early spring or fall when it is much cooler,

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Gallup, New Mexico
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17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The site is amazing and the ranger does not have the time to thoroughly explain the site in terms of paleoastronomy. There were 45 people on our tour...a bit unwieldy...but worth it. It would be a good idea to watch the Robert Redford film prior to going on the tour.

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