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Spruce Tree House

Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Cave dwelling built by the Ancient Pueblos (or Anasazi) inside Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Visitors can walk down a trail to see it, take... more »
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Westminster, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A smaller version but the hike down is easy and beautiful. All the park rangers are fantastic and love their job.

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Centennial, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

While we were waiting for our guided tour at cliff palace we stopped here for the self guided variety. It was very fun. There was a very knowledgable (and super friendly) ranger who took a liking to our kids and told them a few unified points. We went into the keva. That was the kids favorite part. My wife and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Park was great. We ate at the snack bar food was great. The manager Jim was very helpful in telling us things to do. He made our adventure fun with his advice. Very caring and insightful. The museum was fantastic. I highly recommend the park and all the facilities it offers.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped at Spruce Tree House around 10:30 in the morning. There were people there but not that many really. Nice shady walk down to the dwelling. Picked up a guide to the Spruce Tree House for a suggested donation of $1 at the trailhead. I recommend getting one as it provided a lot of information about the dwelling. My... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is down a steep slope so be prepared. There are rangers to answer questions. Good if you have a limited time in the park

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Littleton, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you have limited time, this might be your best choice. The hike is short and you get to walk through the ruins and even enter a kiva. There are Rangers around that are very helpful, especially with children and foreigners who might need extra help understanding the ruins. There is a restaurant close and the museum is very interesting... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What an absolutely amazing and incredible place to visit! We had such a wonderful time on our visit and we hope to go back very very soon!

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is worth doing, but I would still suggest going on one of the guided tours. - Do it in the morning. - The kids liked climbing into the kiva. - It was harder to get good photos since this doesn't require a reservation. - It was nice to go at our own pace, but you miss all the information... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived on our own at 7:00 AM and had the place to ourselves. At 7:00 the trail is not open, but one can view this home from the overlook with great photo opportunities too. Stunning to be here with no other people!!

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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197 reviews 197 reviews
128 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can tour this ruin all on your own plus get much closer than the guided tours. In the museum and along the trail there are boxes with guides to this house. Also there are a couple of rangers on site to ask questions. Steep paved path on the way, though, and it is in the full sun most of... More

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