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Cliff Palace

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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492 reviews 492 reviews
378 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The tour of this site is extraordinary, the parks people give you two presentations before you get there, then two more when you are at the site. This is incredibly informative.

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Ohio
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

First time we took this tour the tour guide enjoyed his work and told all kinds of interesting facts. This guy was a bore.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Ranger led tour of Cliff Palace was breathtaking. From the gorgeous views, amazing step back in time, and informative presentation we all had a wonderful time. The tour takes just over an hour, and it's smart to be there 10 - 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time. Bring water, as there isn't any shops at the site. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very cool to see, my kids enjoyed their visit there. I was surprised of how interested they were on how the Indians lived. They kept asking us did the children played, where were their back yards. My parents, my husband, and i also enjoyed the history

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Westminster, Colorado
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49 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is basically one to go for. The hike is easy. Not for the younger kids as there is a point where you climb out through rocks and wood ladders up and out of the canyon. Definitely a must.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What drove people to scramble into this little cliff? Can you imagine climbing in and out with a baby on your back? The NPS staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic, and do not kill the sense of mystery and awe. They also do very good crowd control.

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Ontario, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First of all I want to acknowledge the rangers at Mesa Verde National Park for superior service. I called the park directly to try to find out when the tickets for the Twilight Tour would be available on-line, however, that decision was out of their hands, but two of the rangers actually got back to me (one by e-mail and... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We bought tickets for the Cliff Palace ranger lead tour at the Visitor's Center at the front of the park. We arrived around 9 am and there were lots of times to choose from. Our ranger was extremely knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. The walk down to the Cliff Palace was steep but we didn't find it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We booked the twilight tour and would recommend that to everybody. You visit the site at the beginning of the evening, the light (photo's!!) is beautiful, the group is about 20 people. You have the entire site as good as to yourself. The park ranger enacts the role of someone from the past who played an important role in the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ranger Paul was our guide, and did an amazing job. This is such an important part of U.S. history, and on the beautiful day we went, it was so beautiful, as was the whole park. I went last 30 years ago and was so happy to return.

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