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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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A must see.

The keystone of our visit. Truly humbling to see such a structure and realize its age and significance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The keystone of our visit. Truly humbling to see such a structure and realize its age and significance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was the largest, most important & most impressive area of Chaco, made all the more fascinating because you are able to walk through many of the rooms. This helps greatly in affording you a far more personal feel for the lives and rituals of the ancient Puebloans. You can wander around on your own & stop wherever and whenever... More 

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Harbor City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pueblo Bonito is the largest dwelling in Chaco. You can enter part of the ruins to take photos or dwell on the greatness of the Ancestral Puebloan culture. There is much to see so take your time. An added bonus is hiking up a trail that takes you up to the top of the mesa that overlooks Pueblo Bonito. You... More 

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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

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