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Balcony House

Address: Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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95%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We did this tour not well prepared in that we did not know what to expect and failed to take water and proper attire. In spite of that, am glad we did it but would not attempt again. Once thru the tunnel and thinking the worst is over, you have to climb a rock fave with a poorly anchored chain... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one of the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings in which you actually get to get up close and personal with the dwellings. You have a ton of steps and ladders to maneuver and have to crawl at times to get to the site. But you can actually see and touch the dwellings up close.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a great experience! Not only hearing and seeing and actually being on a place with so much history, but also the crawling through tunnels and climbing ladders was lots of fun. Had a great time!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We really liked the history and the carvings. The views are awesome too. There is some climbing on this tour, which was fun too.

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minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were very lucky to get a tour guide who was very well versed in the areas history and about the ruins. She did and excellent job and everyone in the group was captivated by what she had to say about the ancient ruins.

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Okc
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We enjoyed this stop also. We'll worth seeing several of the cliff dwellings if you make the effort to get here.

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San Diego
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

What an interesting piece of history. I am terrified of heights but somehow managed to climb the 32 foot ladder to get inside balcony house. Don't miss this!

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Perth, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The balcony house is really interesting and a lot of fun because you need to go down stairs, through tunnels and up and down ladders to get into and out of it. So more like an adventure than a tour. For only $4 you get a ranger led experience with fantastic stories and lots of interesting information. Very well preserved... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Disliked nothing enjoyed everything. Our Ranger guide was perfect for his job and gave us the best personal experience possible. David is a native of Colorado and had experienced Mesa Verde his whole life. What a gem. Some may be very reluctant to take this particular tour; do it, it's worth it.

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The Colony
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Everyone must try to tour the cliff dwellings just once before they die! They are truly awe-inspiring...this one was beautiful, as are Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House! Our guide was wonderful!

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