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Mesa Verde National Park

Cortez, CO
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
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Oakland, CA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I'd always seen pictures of Mesa Verde and wanted to go ... it took almost 50 years but I finally went and was not disappointed! A couple tips: it's really far from most everywhere (we stayed in Farmington, New Mexico) so plan on doing some driving to get there and once you are there it's about a 45-minute drive into... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you plan to see Cliff House or any other cliff dwelling that requires a ticket, get them the day before or get them right when the ticket offices open. We bought our tickets for Cliff House at 8am and the 1st available tour was 2:00pm. This worked out great because it gave us time to get to the park... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

On our way to visit the Grand Canyon, we stopped at Mesa Verde to spend a day seeing the cliff dwellings. Wow, are they amazing. Definitely something everyone should make time to see. We have a National Parks Service annual pass, so Didn't have to pay anything for this visit. I think the fee is $10 per car without a... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

As far as National Parks go, you can rely on accessibility as a Federal rule... but Mesa Verde goes above and beyond - a hard place to make easy for wheelers and slow walkers, but they did a great job and it's so nice to be able to get up close to the dwellings. Truly magical place for anyone who... More

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cortez, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Mesa Verde is very historical with some fun hiking paths and tour guides. I live by the national park, so whenever we have company we take them there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Amazing national park! It's amazing to see these beautiful homes built right into the cliff. Makes you feel like you're a part of something bigger. Everyone should take some time to visit this incredible place. We took the Cliff Palace tour. It was an easy hike and Ranger Tim was an excellent guide.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Start your day with a good breakfast. The go to the new Visitor an Research Center to buy your tickets to the available ranger-led cliff dwelling tours. Chaplin Mesa sites are open most of the year. Wetherill Mesa sites are open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Check at the VRC. Driving up can be startling to those afraid of heights. Take your... More

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

No guided trips to see the main attraction, Cliff Palace, until April 10th. We were there April 3rd. You can still go hike to one attraction, Shelter House, which is a winding walk just below the Mesa Verde Museum. That attraction was open, of course, they want your money. We took the petroglyph hike. Don't do that unless you've got... More

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Richland, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a great place to go to see Ancient Indian Ruins. We went in early spring, which wasn't the best time. Many of the trails were closed, and at least one attraction was not visible from a lookout. In spite of this, it was well worth the visit. One attraction, the Spruce Tree House, was completely available. We were... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a must see! AMAZING to see the villages inside the mountains. Even my 13-year old loved the hands-on experience of walking through the village, and my 11-year old went on a ranger quest and received a badge. EXCELLENT time for a family or Native American historians. A Must See if you go out west!

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