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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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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The craftsmanship and beauty of this buildings is incredible. Because of the size and the many structures of Chaco Canyon you can get a real glimpse of what life could have been like. I was blown away by the beauty and stillness of this place. You can get inside and see just how many rooms go off each other and... More

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Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This site is a must see when visiting Chaco Canyon. Best times to visit are in early spring or fall when it is much cooler,

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Gallup, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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351 attraction reviews
462 helpful votes 462 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
111 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 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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