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Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
Description: 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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The Crowning Jewel of Chaco Canyon!

This is amazing! This particular settlement is huge and well-preserved. You get to go climb around inside the dwellings/rooms and explore, which is something that's not allowed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When visitors think of Chaco Canyon, they usually mention Pueblo Bonito first, and it's definitely worth the effort. I found Chetro Ketl more impressive, but Pueblo Bonito is well excavated, the ruins you can see there are larger, and the site is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is amazing! This particular settlement is huge and well-preserved. You get to go climb around inside the dwellings/rooms and explore, which is something that's not allowed at many of these types of sites. If you're visiting Chaco Canyon and only have limited time, this is the portion that you need to see. The others are awesome as well, but... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You better have a couple of hours to visit this place. If you take your time and really soak it in...where you're standing, what happened centuries ago....you'll enjoy it much more.

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Agoura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

To wander freely most of the still-standing 1,000-year-old cultural center of the Pueblan people is a moving, humbling experience.

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Asheville, NC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Amazing and moving site of old Anasazi civilization. Amazed at what they built and you'll wonder, "what happened?"

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Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Pueblo had over 600 rooms at the height of its existence and was an amazing structure, up to 4 stories. Take the time to go to all pueblos at Chaco and see how these people lived over 1,000 years ago.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The largest of the ruins at Chaco Canyon, Pueblo Bonito is an extensive D-shaped ruin with multiple stories and multiple rooms that you can crawl, bend or peer into. Mind the signs about damaging the site, but there are plenty of photographic vignettes to take how with you digitally.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Talk about solid construction, and these folks must have been fairly serious about their religion too with all the kivas! It was a nice hike too. I liked how they created easy paths for visitors to hike around and see what was there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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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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Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Nageezi

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