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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We made the trip with the kids for spring break. Unfortunately, we were unable to switch the dates of spring break so we would be able to see the park in its entirety. The park was going to open up completely the week after our visit, so we were only able to get up close and personal to one of... More

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

First you have to travel 20 miles all up hill it is very very steep so be sure your vehicle has gas (no gas stations) and is fit for the climb. The six mile car route is worth many of the stops especially towards the end. The museum film was interesting around 20 some minutes. We did not do nearly... More

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Silverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a great place to see how the ancestral pueblo people live in the area. It has excellent scenes of what it might have looked like back then. The sites are amazing and the rangers are very helpful and the new visitors center.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We visited Mesa Verde in August, 2013-we found the dwellings and history of them fascinating! The rangers are very entertaining and well educated on the tours they are giving.Since we have been back, everytime I look at the pictures of some of the cliff dwellings, I am still amazed at what a great place of history this is!

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