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Mesa Verde National Park

Cortez, CO
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Mossyrock, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What an incredibe way to experience American history. Too actually view and walk among the ruins of the pueblan people who lived there clear back in 50 a.d. Is awesome. There are not a lot of hiking trails, mostly because the park doesn't encourage people to walk alone where they could damage sites. Be sure to take the balcony house... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of those experiences like Mount Rushmore. You can see photos of it, but until you see it in person you can't appreciate it fully. We had a great time driving to the different areas and looking at the different cliff dwellings. We paid extra for the two ranger led tours. Highly recommend both. We didn't get there... More

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Custer, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Though it rained briefly (and hailed!) during our Cliff Palace tour, our ranger named Paul continued to make our tour engaging, fun, and informative. It is a long drive in, but the views make the time pass quickly and if you are going for just half a day you likely can only get one tour in. Also, the tour fees... More

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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went as an item to "check off" my list of things to see. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very interesting and enjoyable. We did a self guided tour of the part and it took us about 3 hrs. The cliff dwelling are a must see and the highlight for sure.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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53 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great place! Super combination between great nature, possibility of hikes (from short and easy to long ones), you can see plenty just driving around too and you will learn about history as well. First stop at the visitor center and buy your tickets to see either Balcony house or Cliff palace (each 4 USD) - the tour with a guide... More

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St. George, UT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Before you enter the park you can go in the Visitor Research Center. A lot of attention and effort has gone into this facility. Once in the park it's a 20-mile drive up to the museum but it's worth it. Loved seeing the cliff dwellings. So much has gone into restoring and maintaining the history and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Don't miss out on experiencing the history of this magnificent National Park. The tour guides are interesting and full of information. It is worth the time and cost!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One day was not nearly enough to see the wonders of this park but every minute was worth it. The ancient cliff dwellings and the fascinating petroglyphs are must sees. The guided tours of Balcony House and Cliff Palace were just $4/person with a $10 fee for the car to enter. The tours and the 2.4 mile hike to the... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The road is long and steep but worth the drive. Plan to spend a whole day there as the park is very large. There is quite a drive to see all the old Pueblo ruins. The homes built in the mountains are still in pretty good condition and very interesting. The trails are fairly long so plan plenty of time.... More

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Bullsbrook
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The views and the history were amazing. Driving in was a slow trip as I kept wanting to stop and admire the view. Once we arrived at the main attractions we were astounded by the presentation of the history of the culture and the condition of the ruins. The tour guides did an excellent job of presenting the history and... More

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