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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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Amazing National Park!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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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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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 36 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We only had one day, so we chose this dwelling to tour. We purchased tickets at 11am, and our tour was at 3pm. Get tickets early, as they sell out fast. Bring a water bottle (Hot!), and comfortable clothing and shoes. It is a climb to get back out in tight spaces in some areas. The guides are very knowledgeable... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of steps in and out but worth it. The up close experiencing is both amazing and thought provoking.

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Atascadero, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A great place to visit and to see how the ancient native americans lived. The guides are very knowledgeable and encourage the visitors to participate in the tour. A must see.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Rich with history, this is a great dwelling to tour. Tickets can be difficult to come by so get them early. The rangers are knowledgeable and helpful. Be prepared for the heat and a climb to get back out.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I have been interested in the Pueblo dwellings for a long time. We wanted to be able to go into an area of dwellings and view them closely without destroying them. This tour gives you that ability. The Ranger was friendly (an unusual experience), and the tour actually allowed you to go into the dwellings and see... More 

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

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