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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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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Unlike most of the amazing national parks, Mesa Verde has a strong sociological aspect as you are visiting the ancient homes of the Anaastazi Indians. The visitors center is more like a small museum, with interactive presentations, displays and reading for visitors of all ages. The drive is stunning. The cost for doing a tour - $4 a person is... More

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the 7th national park I have been to this summer and I still thought it unique and wonderful. The vistas are great and the park management is friendly and helpful all the way around. They have really set it up well. But what makes this different from all other places is the historical ruins. You will see structures... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Everyone knows about Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, but Mesa Verde is a different kind of national park. It is absolutely glorious and full of cultural wonders. I have always felt the need to go to another country to get ancient history and culture, but we have a gem right here in the US. The American Indians recognize Mesa as a... More

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This NP is just wonderful. Quite a nice drive up the mountain and then one surprise after the other. It is interesting to visit the visitor center but nothing beats the sites.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

allow enough time to spend at at Mesa Verde....there are so many attractions in this historical site...dont cut your stay short. besides the exhibits that they open up every year, they also have a 4 hr tour of the Park...we just happened to be lucky enough to have as a tour guide this just retired from the park services after... More

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Seeing the kivas cut into the mountains and having to wonder how the Anaasazi got the rocks in and built their homes is a truly enchanting experience. Looking down on the cliffs from above the kivas gives one a sense of wonder and awe.

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The sites and the rangers are all very good. The campground is a little bit too nice to be considered camping but overall a good experience

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Kissimmee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was amazed at how these ancient people not only made it up the mountain but then down to build these civilizations. There were lots of trails but be sure to have extra water you will need it. Keep you good walking shoes on and explore aware.

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Minneapolis
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156 reviews 156 reviews
82 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The rangers here were really great at helping you book the right tour. We did cliff palace in the morning since it is very hot there in the afternoon. The balcony house was great in the hot afternoon since it faces east and stays nice and cool. The ladders at the sites are challenging but doable for those with fear... More

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Boise, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are afraid of heights or your car's brakes need a tune-up, you might want to skip this one (the road is windy and often following a thrilling drop-off view) but otherwise, don't miss this fantastic park. Beautiful scenery along the way, and the cliff dwellings are a spectacular sight. Gift shops, museums, and running-water bathrooms are all part... More

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