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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.

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Twilight Tour is a great start to the visit

When arriving at Mesa Verde we went on the Twilight Tour of Cliff Palace on the first night. I am so glad I did. I recommend it as a great introduction to the park as a whole. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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West Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

When arriving at Mesa Verde we went on the Twilight Tour of Cliff Palace on the first night. I am so glad I did. I recommend it as a great introduction to the park as a whole. You should reserve tickets months in advance. The $12/person cost is well worth it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took the 8am 700 Years Tour. It's a good tour. Go in the morning and sit on the right-hand side of the tour bus - so you can see the sights along the way.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You have to walk down some very steep stairs to access the site and climb a bunch of ladders to exit, but totally worth the effort so long as you aren't afraid of heights.

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Denver, Colo.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great informative tour with Ranger Marie. Do be forewarned -- there are serious steps and ladders even on this tour (getting in and out). Wouldn't be much fun with tiny children.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity to tour Cliff Palace and found it to be all I was expecting and more! Kudos to the park rangers who provide an excellent tour. They are informative and passionate about their park. The cost is only $4.00, but you need to sign up at the visitor's center. This ancient dwelling is well worth the time.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Awesome, very interesting tour. Try to get the first tour of the day to avoid crowds. This also allows you to get photos of the dwelling without the people in the previous tour. Try to do this tour before Balcony House as road is a one way loop that hits Cliff Palace first.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place is truly amazing. It's not for the faint of heart or people who are afraid of heights or close spaces. But even if that's you, it's worth putting on your big boy/girl panties and getting over it for an hour to view and experience a spectacular historical site. Our tour guide was Venancio Aragon and he really knew... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Really interesting to tour for about 1 hour. It's beautiful to look at from the overlook but the ranger led tor helps you really appreciate the story of the Ancestral Puebloans. Tour is only $4.00 a person - it runs every half hour in summer and often is full... Get this ticket as soon as you arrive. There are other... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So, I wanted to make sure I put a review out there for those of you that may be like me..and a little "pleasantly plump".. LOL I decided I would have this wonderful "nature filled" vacation where we would go see all of these great places and hike and what not. Of course, I chose to do this at the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

About a five to six hour drive from Albuquerque New Mexico, depending on how many stops one makes to see the sights, one can find one of the most unique places the National Park has to offer, Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde sits up in the high desert area of Colorado, bordering New Mexico, and offers a first hand... More 

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Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Mesa Verde National Park

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