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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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Amazing warren of rooms, kivas and plazas.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Agoura, California
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Agoura, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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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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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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