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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 Pueblo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Indy
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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269 reviews 269 reviews
106 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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568 reviews 568 reviews
259 attraction reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This pueblo has the best explanations and is an easy walk from the parking lot. Stop at the visitor's center and see the video before you visit the ruins.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Washboard road in and out was difficult in a rental car. History and architecture rolled into one adventure. This whole area is magnificent.

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