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Long House

Wetherill Mesa Info Kiosk, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This alcove dwelling was the best of the 4 we went to. I would recommend all 4 major ones, but this one had the best guides and the most varied types of features. Tip: Go to the visitor center to check out the ladders and other limitations on going to the various dwellings, and decide if you are physically able... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been to Mesa Verde several times before, but had never driven the Wetherhill Mesa road or seen the ruins on it. So I was excited that we were able to visit on the last day of the season. This is a great part of the park and well worth the extra time needed to see it. Long House rivals... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is incredible to see how they lived all those years ago. It looked amazing from a distance but when you got by it you tried to imagine living like it. It is well worth the trip.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Long House is really an amazing example "primitive" architecture. It is so incredibly fascinating to tour these dwellings and interesting to speculate on how they were constructed! Definitely pay the money for the tour - it's so worth it! We even saw a herd of wild mustangs on our way back to the Visitor's Center!

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved this tour the best of the tours and experiences we had at Mesa Verde. Our ranger guide (Paul) was awesome; he mixed in the perfect amount of discussion with spending time at the dwelling. Getting to the start of the tour is a little arduous (this road is long and windy) but ultimately it only took about 30... More

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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

Wasn't crazy about the road to this mesa, but really enjoyed the tour. You get to go back behind the ruins and see a seep spring. Give yourself plenty of time to get to this mesa, the road is step and slow going. There is only a small snack shop for food. I wish I had taken my own lunch... More

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As with the other tours we did at Mesa Verde - this tour is very interesting. The Park Rangers are very nice and informative and the history and architecture very interesting.

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loomis ca
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72 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

did the first tour of the day at 10am. 1.5 hours. It was hot and a long ways down and then back up. First tour is cooler and no other tourists in your photos. Much of the information on the tours was similar, but that did not detract from the experience.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Long House is one of the largest cliff dwellings in the park. I shows a remarkable level of development, with abundant surprises for even seasoned visitors. For example, I did not expect to see excavated 700-year-old wood piled at the site, nor did I think I'd see a child's handprint still clear in the cliffs above. Our guide pointed out... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Well worth the price $4 each to get the park ranger tour of Long House. There are steep climbs and stairs but well worth the walk to see this amazing collection of stone structures. Do not miss this one.

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