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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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loomis ca
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253 reviews 253 reviews
72 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
104 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This site you could not get to unless you took a tour, but was well worth the tour! It is a moderate hike, but you get to go through the dwelling, whereas other tours you can only see it from the front. This is a good combination of features from Cliff House and Balcony House and is a well-rounded tour.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Plan a whole day on each of the mesas. It takes about 25 min to get to your tour site from Far View Lodge. Wetherhill Mesa where Long House is located is less visited and thus more special. The walk to the site involves quite a bit of steps and ladders, the longest in Mesa Verde, but it is worth... More

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New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a 90 minute Ranger led tour and worth the trouble to get there. Less crowds and more information from EXCELLENT Rangers with a world of knowledge to share. $4 tickets per person, buy ahead of time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I enjoyed the views on the hike and visiting Long House that isn't open except for the summer. I've visited this park several times in the past, but this was a first for me visiting Long House. I love the history here. I did not like the trams. The wait for one was long and I felt they took too... More

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San Francisco Peninsula
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Go early in the day before it gets even hotter. Beautiful (and long) alcove. Steps up were tough with the altitude. Tram ride to and from was fun.

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