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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We took a 3 generation family trip, and it was loved by all! Tour guides paint a wonderful picture of life in the dwellings. Many things to see and it is easy to feel a connection to the past and the sacred. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes! Also, if you are retired, check into the lifetime park pass for... More

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It's a place of perfection. The beauty of the land, the friendliness of the people. We Liked everything about it.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The ruins are simply amazing and they need to be seen to be believed. It was well worth the trip to see how people had clung to the sides of the canyons. The only downside was that you needed to pay extra on top of the national park fee to see the some of the ruins. The national park employees... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We marveled at the Anasazi cliff dwellings about 20 years ago and now a ranger told us they were ancient pueblo people because Anasazi has negative connotations. Progress... I guess. The cliff dwellings remain a wonder of the world in any case and a visit is highly recommended. Be prepared for the ticket system that manages modern impact on these... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Mesa Verde is a World Heritage site and the latest statistics on the web from 2011 show over 570,000 people visited that year. What surprised us was all the people from all over the world who were there in September (after the summer high season) who were speaking foreign languages. At dinner, there was a group of 12 men who... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Went to see the park late afternoon with a view to booking our ticket for the guided tour of Mesa Verde - City Palace because previous TA advised booking asap to secure a tour. We got booked in for following day at 10.00. We took the opportunity to visit the Spruce House and this involved a moderate walk on tarmac... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I arrived at the visitor centre at 11:30 expecting a long wait or to be told I should have booked. I was overjoyed when I was told I could be on the 1:30 Cliff Palace Tour and the 3:00 Balcony House. I think the US National Parks Service do a fantastic job. This is my sixth National Park on this... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place is a little awkward to visit if you want to gain access to the ranger escorted areas. If you aren't able to purchase your tickets to these tours the day before, make sure you are at the visitor centre prior to opening so you have time to get to the early tours. I recommend a full day here... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking! Spectacular! Cliff dwellings are unbelievable. A must see for anyone who can possibly get there~!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We love national parks and Mesa Verde is one of the best examples of what a national park can offer. The architecture of the buildings blends with the surroundings. The history, and archaeology are unbeatable. The tours are professional and informative. The food in the Far View Lodge and the Far View Terrace is exceptional and all the staff are... More

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