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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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Eugene
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A highlight of our cross country trip. That is saying a lot! Great Ranger, excellent ruins. Very informative. A must see!

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Steens, Mississippi, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike. The guides were super! We learned a lot and enjoyed our time there! The weather is great in June. It was really cool, but you still need to pack your water for the hikes. You will get thirsty!

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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great tour! This one was not as strenuous of a climb as a few of the other sites…my younger children were able to safely descend and ascend the stairs and ladders. Amazing architectural structures, and wonderful use of the technology of the time. American national parks are truly a national treasure!

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Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Family of four did the twilight tour, with our guide being an in character park ranger, who did a bang up job explaining the history of the park and adding some color here and there as her character. The best part is the ability to go and actually walk in and around the Cliff Palace vs. just taking some pictures... More

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Pueblo CO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've been here about a half dozen times in my life and it never gets old. This was my teen's second time here and my five year old's first. Both kids enjoyed this tour and are still talking about it weeks later. This is a unique and special cultural & historical experience for the whole family. Don't miss this when... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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49 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Looking from afar from the edge of the cliff is magnificent, but up lose after walking down to the location on the side of the mountain is insane! To imagine Indians lived in these locations and carved out their existence day to day is "crazy". Rangers are present on site and the walk to the site is about 20 minutes... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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472 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 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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