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Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
Phone Number: 5057867014
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Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great...

Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.

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Indian Angkor Wat

So fascinating. This place reminds me of Angkor Wat. You must explore this and it will take a time. It's huge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

So fascinating. This place reminds me of Angkor Wat. You must explore this and it will take a time. It's huge.

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Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Accessing Chaco Cnyon is not easy but I try to visit whenever I'm anywhere within a couple of hundred miles of this magnificent National Park. Seeing the Canyon in different seasons is also well worthwhile although you'll need four wheel drive if there has been a lot of snow. An advantage of going during the Winter is that you will... More 

Thank 994RonR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

As one of the great cities of the Ancient Ones - the Anasazi - this is the U.S. equivalent of ancient Rome or the Acropolis. Pueblo Bonito is the graceful reminder of our true history. It will remind you to value the 1/8 or 1/16 claim you may have on Native American roots. If your roots are only European or... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

By all means a visit to Chaco Culture National Historical Park should include a visit to Pueblo Bonito. This is the best known and recognized ruins in the park. At its height of occupation it was four stories high, with over 600 rooms and 40 kivas. Ranger conducted tours are offered as well as doing a self-guided tour. If doing... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Catch the guided tour for more insight on this pueblo. Fun to listen to other visitors ideas about all that happened here

Thank Teresa R
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Pueblo Bonito was informative and an easy walk. The site is well marked, the trail maintained and the brochure was informative.

Thank rmarsett
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was most assuredly worth the drive. You don't need a 4 wheel drive to get here, but you need to drive slowly and carefully, especially the last five or six miles. Pueblo Bonito is unlike any other ruin we came across in the Four Corners, since it represents the Chaco culture. The architecture is much unlike what we came... More 

Thank David W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

These ruins really are impressive and a must see. The trail takes you around the outside of the ruins, then inside and then through the rooms. This site was apparently unearthed after being covered by rubble and sand. A must see on your visit to Chaco.

Thank AustraliaBoo
Tubac, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Largest and most interesting of the ruins, we could have spent most of the day here. Be sure to read about the Chaco people's astronomy before visiting.

Thank LoveCarlsbad
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Chaco Culture is an amazing place to visit with the remnants of a culture that existed 1000 years ago. The drive to the park can be heroic, particularly after bad weather, but the isolation is a big reason why these amazing structures still exist. If a first time visitor, take the time to start at the visitor center and see... More 

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