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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
196 helpful votes 196 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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45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a great tour - very informative and you actually get to go into the dwelling. It's also a bit farther away, so our group wasn't as big. Leave enough time to be able to take the hike out to Step a House. We only saw it from a distance and were sorry that we didn't have time to... More

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Valrico, Florida
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143 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our first stop in Mesa Verde after checking in. The site is accessible only by guided tour but it is well worth the price. Ranger Joe Sindelar provided us with an excellent presentation and to top it off we had a gent along who played a native song using a flute. It was an great experience. It takes... More

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