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Pueblo Bonito

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Nageezi
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
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Gallup, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This huge site allows you access to peruse each area within it and learn about kivas as well as accommodations. It is superb and not overly visited so plan on spending time here.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
102 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Seeing Pueblo Bonito at long last held special meaning for Colorado Jim and me. We’ve been keenly interested in Ancestral Puebloan culture ever since we toured Mesa Verde National Park and the Lion Canyon area of the adjacent Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation during our first buddy trip back in 2009. On subsequent trips to the southwest we’ve visited cliff... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Taking the Park Ranger tour was well worth it. First - it's free! And you get a wealth of information about the dwelling and the known history of the area!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It's hard to understand the scale without standing there your self. We were lucky enough to actually get it to ourselves just before the sun went down. Amazing!

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Hillsboro, OR
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is fascinating. In the 1 1/2 hour tour it just felt like we barely got started. Be prepared for a little bending and twisting.

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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Take a ranger tour and be sure to climb the plateau above the ruin for a panoramic view (don't forget your wide angle lens!)

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Amazing cultural site. Make sure to pick up the walking trail book at the beginning of the trail, it explains a lot and tells about the rock slide which is still visible.

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Papaaloa, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Definitely take this self guided tour! Lots to see, explore, and enjoy. Many spots to take great photos.

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Ridgecrest, California
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The premier ruin and justifiably so. 4 story high rear wall, bunches of rooms and kivas, occupied for 500 years, and modified a lot. Fascinating place to walk through! But be sure to visit the other ruins too... Similar but different.

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